UCD SCIENCE

UCD SCIENCE

UCD SCIENCE

UCD Science Undergraduate Student Handbook 2014-2015 DN230 Actuarial and Financial Studies DN200 Science www.ucd.ie/science UNDERGRADUATE STUDENT HANDBOOK 2014-2015 UNIVERSITY COLLEGE DUBLIN IRELAND’S GLOBAL UNIVERSITY UCD SCIENCE CONTACT UCD Science Office Room E1.09, First Floor UCD O’Brien Centre for Science University College Dublin, Belfield Dublin 4 Tel: + 353 1 716 2120/2375/2365/2684/2355/2356 Fax: + 353 1 716 2439 Email: science@ucd.ie Web: www.ucd.ie/science © UCD Images DN201 Computer Science

Contents Student Contacts, Science Office 2 Staff with responsibility for Stage 1 students 3 Welcome to University Life 4 Services Available to Help You 4 Peer Mentoring 5 Useful Advice 5 Stage 1 Academic Advisory meetings 6 Dates for Academic Session 2014/2015 6 Schools & Associated Subjects 6 Module Codes & Associated Schools 7 School contacts 7 Timetable Information 7 Email & Internet Usage 8 Extenuating Circumstances 9 Policy on Late Submission of Course Work 10 Useful Web Addresses 11 Science Undergraduate Degree Programmes 12 Module Level Restrictions by Stage 13 Information on Module Grades; Late/Absent from Examination 14 Policy on Undergraduate student continuation 15 Degree Classification; Repeats/Resits in Undergraduate Science Programmes 16 Science Stage 1 Subject Streams 17 Table 1, Science Modules available in Stage 1 20 Table 2, Modules required for BSc Degrees in Science 21 Stage 1 Science 23-25 Stage 1 Repeats 26 Syllabus for Stage 1 Subjects in Science 27-32 Syllabus for Denominated Programmes Stage 1 33 Level 0 and Level 1 Module Descriptors 34-43 Level 1 Bachelor of Actuarial & Financial Studies Non Science Module Descriptors 43-44 Science & Mathematics Education Degrees 45 Stage 2 Science 46-47 Stage 2 Repeat 47 Incompatible Stage 2 Subject Combinations 48 Syllabus for Stage 2 Subjects in Science 49-60 Syllabus for Denominated Programmes Stage 2 60-61 Stage 3 Science 63 Stage 3 Repeat Students 64 Syllabus for Stage 3 Subjects in Science 65-78 Syllabus for Denominated Programmes Stage 3 78-80 Stage 4 Science 81-82 Syllabus for Stage 4 Subjects in Science 83-95 Syllabus for Denominated Programme Stage 4 96 This booklet is intended to assist students and all information is given in good faith. It is not, however, an official publication of the University and does not bind the University in any way.

2 STUDENT CONTACTS, SCIENCE OFFICE 1st Floor, Room E1.09, UCD O’Brien Centre for Science T: (01) 716 2375/2355/2365/2684/2120 Annette Forde E: annette.forde@ucd.ie Joanna Long On Secondment Ciara O’Hanlon E: ciara.ohanlon@ucd.ie Ciara Cloak E: ciara.cloak@ucd.ie Niall Hayes E: niall.hayes@ucd.ie Maria Croydon E: maria.croydon@ucd.ie Jamie Welles, Science Study Abroad Officer E: Jamie.wells@ucd.ie T: (01) 716 2290 Dr Tasman Crowe Associate Dean of Science E: asdean.science@ucd.ie Student Advisers: Aoife Fitzgerald, Room E0.55 , O'Brien Centre for Science E: aoife.fitzgerald@ucd.ie T: (01) 716 2863 Ms Paola Carrettoni, Room S1.08, Science Centre South E: paola.carrettoni@ucd.ie T: (01) 716 2271 2nd Floor Floor, Room E2.09, UCD O’Brien Centre for Science Professor Joe Carthy, Principal & Dean College of Science E: principal.science@ucd.ie Carole Doyle E: carole.doyle@ucd.ie T: (01) 716 2626 Graduate School of Science Deirbhle Carroll, Room E1.09, Science East Graduate School Manager E: deirbhle.carroll@ucd.ie T: (01) 716 2633 Dr Orla Donoghue, Science Outreach Manager E: orla.donoghue@ucd.ie T: (01) 716 2311 Gary Dunne Science Student Outreach Assistant E: gary.dunne@ucd.ie T: (01) 716 2637 Edel Caraway, Programme Internship Officer E: edel.caraway@ucd.ie T: (01) 716 The Science Programme Office operates an “open door” policy to help students. The Science Programme Office is open during term between 9.30am and 5.00pm and closes for lunch between 1.00pm and 2.00pm. These office hours are extended during peak registration times. Any students seeking information can find out about available resources at the following places: • Programme Office website, www.ucd.ie/science • Through your UCDconnect email account • You can of course just drop into the Science Office too! How We Contact You Any students seeking information can find out about available resources at the following places: • Programme Office website – www.ucd.ie/science • Through your UCDconnect email account

3 STAFF WITH SPECIAL RESPONSIBILITY FOR STAGE 1 STUDENTS A member of the academic staff in each School in the Programme has been specifically designated to handle queries and problems that arise for new students Biology and Environmental Science: Biomolecular & Biomedical Science: Dr John Finarelli, Room 305, Science Centre-West T: 716 2347 Email: john.finarelli@ucd.ie@ucd.ie Dr Patricia Maguire, Room F061, Conway Institute T: 716 6957 Email: patricia.maguire@ucd.ie Chemistry: Computer Science: Professor Mohand Kechadi, Room B2.07, Dr Mike Casey, Room L.3.47, Science Centre-South T: 716 2420 E-mail: mike.casey@ucd.ie Computer Science Building. T: 716 2478 E-mail: tahar.kechadi@ucd.ie Geology: Applied and Computational Mathematics: Dr Julian Menuge, Room G05A, Science Centre-West T: 716 2141 E-mail: j.f.menuge@ucd.ie Dr Lennon Ó Náraigh, Meet by appointment T: 716 2546 E-mail: lennon.onaraigh@ucd.ie Mathematics: Physics: Dr Kevin Hutchinson, Room 3.48, Belfield Office Park T: 716 2577 E-mail: kevin.hutchinson@ucd.ie Dr Luis Leon Vintro, Room 216, Science Centre- North T: 716 2221 E-mail: luis.leon@ucd.ie Statistics: Actuarial Science Professor Nial Friel, Room 536 5th Floor, Library Building T: 716 7370 E-mail: nial.friel@ucd.ie Dr Shane Whelan, Room 400, Library Building. T: 716 7155 Email: shane.whelan@ucd.ie SCIENCE SOCIETY The Science Society is made up of a bunch of fun loving, hard working and slightly insane Science students who spend most of the day thinking about how to make your college life more entertaining, and coming up with even crazier ways of raising money for Our Lady’s Hospital for Sick Children in Crumlin. The Science Society grew from the Science Day Committee, the most successful student run charity in Ireland! We are responsible for Science Day, the famous Cycle to Galway and the infamous Jock Walk (think lab coats, underwear, a big smile and not much else!) to name but a few. Every year we bring great nights out, even better nights in, and loads more throughout. All proceeds from the events go DIRECTLY to charity, so there's no feeling guilty after the night out!

Interested? Get involved! Have a chat with us on one of the many nights out we organise, or send us an email at auditor@ucdsciencesoc.com or visit our website at www.ucdsciencesoc.com

4 WELCOME TO UNIVERSITY LIFE! The UCD Science Office extends a warm welcome to all our Science students for the academic year 2014/2015. As a UCD Science student you are part of the largest University in Ireland and we hope that your time here is an enjoyable and rewarding one, both in academic achievement and personal development. While the first year at University offers many exciting opportunities, some students may have difficulties in adapting to a new routine of education, especially students who are living away from home for the first time. A wide range of facilities are available within the Science Programme and the University to support you in the transition.

The Dean of Science and the staff in the Science Office are always available to assist students with any problems they encounter. There are also Student Advisers along with many other support staff in Science whose function is to ensure that you settle into University life as quickly and easily as possible. It is important to remember, however, the value of your University experience depends upon the effort and commitment that you make. You are here to be educated as a professional in whatever scientific discipline you choose to study. Your lecturers in Science will direct your academic programme, but it is up to you to make the most of the variety of opportunities that University will present. We wish you every success in your endeavours.

The Associate Dean of Science and staff in the Science Office are always available to offer advice and help to students whether it is an academic problem, a medical problem or in fact any problem at all! Remember: If we don’t know you have a problem – we can’t help you! SERVICES AVAILABLE TO HELP YOU Computer Science Support Centre, Room B1.03, 1st Floor, Computer Science Building. The Computer Science Support Centre is a free drop-in service offering extra help to any students taking Computer Science modules, who are worried or having problems with computer programming. This is in addition to the normal tutorials. The Centre is staffed by a team of helpful senior tutors and is located on the first floor of the School of Computer Science and Informatics. The Centre provides a friendly, relaxed environment where students can drop-in to discuss their difficulties and receive one-to-one support throughout the year. Further details are available from email:cssc@ucd.ie or http://www.csi.ucd.ie/content/computer-science-support-centre Mathematics Support Centre, Ground Floor, James Joyce Library Building Mathematics and Statistics are relevant to all areas of Science. The Mathematics Support Centre is a free drop-in service offering extra help to any students who are worried about their Mathematics background. This is in addition to the normal tutorials. The Centre is staffed by a team of helpful senior tutors who provide a friendly, relaxed environment where students can drop-in to discuss their difficulties and receive one-to-one support throughout the year. Further details are available at www.ucd.ie/msc.

5 PEER MENTORING Peer Mentors are Science students in Stage 2 or 3 who very generously give of their time to help welcome and support our Stage 1 students. The continued success of our Peer Mentoring programme is largely thanks to the energy, enthusiasm and commitment of our Peer Mentors every year. If you feel you would like to be a Peer Mentor please give your name and contact details to the Science Office or Student Advisers (aoife.fitzgerald@ucd.ie and paola.carrettoni@ucd.ie). You will hear more about the recruitment of Peer Mentors in Semester 2, but please feel free to give us your details any time before then. SOME USEFUL ADVICE Part-time employment: an advisory note The experience of staff and of other students in recent years suggests that part-time employment exceeding 10 hours per week during term, can interfere with your attendance at lectures, tutorials or laboratory classes and can adversely affect your academic performance. You are strongly advised not to undertake any part-time employment during the study week and if possible, and if possible, you should not work at all in the period immediately before exams. If financial circumstances oblige you to take a part-time job that requires you to work for significant numbers of hours per week, you should seek advice from the Student Adviser or the Office of the Vice-President for Students.

Continuous Assessment In most modules, up to 50% of the marks available are awarded as part of the continuous assessment taken during the modules. Our experience over the years is clear: students who attend lectures, tutorials and laboratory classes and complete the in-course assignments achieve much higher grades in their modules; students who have a poor record of attendance commonly fail their modules. Lectures Lectures are generally held from 9.00 am to 6.00 pm. Lectures commence on the hour and each is of 50 minutes duration.

Practicals Practical (or laboratory) classes generally take place in the afternoons and are held in the laboratories relating to the particular subject areas. They are of two or three hours duration and involve carrying out selected experiments, examining scientific material and getting hands-on experience of practical subjects. N.B. Check your personal timetable online for information on practicals. Tutorials Tutorials are of particular benefit to students. Scientific discussion in a small group setting is an excellent method of instruction, encouraging questions and confirming understanding. It is vital that any problems with your subjects be discussed with the lecturers/tutors/demonstrators as soon as the problem arises. Do not wait until it is too late to seek help.

N.B. Check your personal timetable online for information on tutorials. Discipline Deal with problems as they arise If you don’t understand – ASK! Good behaviour, especially in lectures, practicals and tutorials, is essential. This is especially true in science where lecture classes may be large and where there is likely to be a mix of students, some with a grasp of the basics of the subject and others studying the subject for the first time. Mobile phones must be switched off during lectures, practicals and tutorials. Familiarise yourself with the ‘Student Code’ published in the Student Information Handbook. This can also be found on the website – www.ucd.ie/stu_codeandpolicy.htm.

6 SCIENCE STAGE 1 ACADEMIC ADVISORY MEETINGS Stage 1 Science Students: 3rd and 4th September 2014 This is a compulsory meeting for Stage 1 students. Incoming Stage 1 students will be split into two groups for the purpose of this meeting, students in Group 1 (DN200BBB, DN200CCS and DN230) should attend their Advisory Session on 3rd September; Group 2 (DN200 and DN200MPG and DN201) should attend their Advisory Session on 4th September. The advisory meetings will commence with an address to students in the George Moore Auditorium, UCD O’Brien Centre for Science. Following this, representatives from all the Science disciplines will be available on the concourse area outside the auditorium, for consultation on the selection of modules. Advisory Sessions for denominated programme entry students (Computer Science DN201 & Actuarial & Financial Studies DN230)will be managed locally in the individual Schools. Pre-Stage 2 and Pre-Stage 3 Advisory Meeting: February 2015, 1:00 pm (Date and Venue will be confirmed in early 2015) This is a compulsory meeting for current Stage 1 and Stage 2 students in DN200. The advisory meeting commences with a talk to students. Information relating to Stage 2 and Stage 3 subject areas will be provided. Details on the venue will be emailed closer to the date.

DATES FOR ACADEMIC SESSION 2014/2015 Semester 1 Teaching Term: 8th September 2014 – 28 th November 2014 Revision: 1st December 2014 – 7th December 2014 Examinations: 8th December 2014 – 19th December 2014 Semester 2 Teaching Term: 19th January 2015 – 6th March 2015 Fieldwork/Study period 9th March 2015 – 22nd March 2015 Teaching Term: 23rd March 2015 – 24th April 2015 Revision: 27th April 2015 – 3rd May 2015 Examinations: 5th May 2015 – 16th May 2015 Easter Sunday: 5th April 2015 May Bank Holiday: 4th May 2015 SCHOOLS AND ASSOCIATED SUBJECTS SCHOOL NAME SUBJECTS Biology and Environmental Science Biomolecular and Biomedical Science Chemistry and Chemical Biology Computer Science and Informatics Cell & Molecular Biology, Environmental Biology, Plant Biology, Zoology, Science and Mathematics Education (Biology pathway).

Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Genetics, Microbiology, Neuroscience, Pharmacology, Science and Mathematics Education (Biology pathway). Chemistry, Chemistry with Biophysical Chemistry, Chemistry with Environmental and Sustainable Chemistry, Medicinal Chemistry and Chemical Biology, Science and Mathematics Education (Chemistry pathway). Computer Science Geological Sciences Geology, Archaeology and Geology Mathematical Sciences Applied and Computational Mathematics, Mathematics, Mathematical Science, Statistics, Theoretical Physics, Actuarial and Financial Studies, Science and Mathmatics Education – All four pathways. Medicine and Medical Science Physiology Physics Physics, Physics with Astronomy and Space Science, Theoretical Physics, Science and Mathematics Education (Physics pathway).

School of Education Science and Mathematics Education (All four pathways).

7 MODULE CODES AND ASSOCIATED SCHOOLS Most module codes start with four letters and are associated with a particular School. To help you identify which module belongs to which School please see the list below. ACM School of Mathematical Sciences AESC School of Agriculture, Food Science & Veterinary Medicine ANAT School of Medicine & Medical Science BIOC School of Biomolecular & Biomedical Science BIOL School of Biology & Environmental Science BMOL School of Biomolecular & Biomedical Science BOTN School of Biology & Environmental Science CELB School of Biology & Environmental Science CHEM School of Chemistry & Chemical Biology COMP School of Computer Science & Informatics ENVB School of Biology & Environmental Science FOR School of Agriculture, Food Science & Veterinary Medicine GENE School of Biomolecular & Biomedical Science OR School of Biology and Environmental Science GEOL School of Geological Sciences HORT School of Agriculture, Food Science & Veterinary Medicine MATH School of Mathematical Sciences MDSA School of Medicine & Medical Science MEMI School of Medicine & Medical Science MICR School of Biomolecular & Biomedical Science MST School of Mathematical Sciences NEUR School of Biomolecular & Biomedical Science PHAR School of Biomolecular & Biomedical Science PHYC School of Physics PHYS School of Medicine & Medical Science SCI School of Biology & Environmental Science/School of Physics STAT School of Mathematical Sciences ZOOL School of Biology & Environmental Science SCHOOL CONTACTS SCHOOL ADMINISTRATOR PHONE NUMBER (Undergraduate) Biology and Environmental Science Helen McCarthy 716 2385 Biomolecular and Biomedical Science Heather Wood/Mary O’Brien 716 2768/2769 Chemistry and Chemical Biology Deirdre Murphy 716 2425 Computer Science and Informatics Clare Comerford 716 2483 Patricia Geoghegan 716 2469 Geological Sciences Sarah Procter 716 2331 Mathematical Sciences Nuria Garcia Ordiales 716 7152 Medicine and Medicinal Science Margaret Tiuchta 716 6977 Physics Bairbre Fox 716 2210/2213 Timetable Information Personalised timetables based on individual students’ module selection are available through the SIS Student Web. In SIS you will be able to view your Semester 1 and Semester 2 Timetable and your Examination Timetable (when published).

To access SIS:- • Click on SIS Student Web on the right side of the main UCD home page (www.ucd.ie) • Enter your Student Number and PIN • Click on Login

8 EMAIL AND INTERNET USAGE UCD Email Accounts: You should use your UCD email account when communicating with Lecturers and Programme Office staff. The Science Office communicates with you by email through your UCD email address. All students have an obligation to regularly check their UCD email accounts and are bound by notices and information posted to these accounts. Email Etiquette Email communications should follow the same standards expected in written business communications. • Lecturers should be addressed appropriately.

• Student name, student number, stage, class and group must be provided. • Students must ensure that their reply email address is functional. • The tone of any communication must be respectful. Inappropriate Content: You must not present for I.T. Support or in class with inappropriate content on desktop wallpaper, screensavers, and homepage. Support Staff reserve the right to refuse to support a system with such content on display. Network Usage: You should adhere to the general guidelines on computer and email usage detailed in the “Acceptable Usage Policy for UCD Computer and Network Systems” This document can be located at: http://www.ucd.ie/itservices/itsupport/acceptableusage/ Blackboard Check announcements daily for important messages in your courses or from your programme. Use distribution lists with caution; send emails only to recipients who need the information. Distribution lists available via Blackboard should only be used for academic purposes.

Blackboard discussion boards are only to be used for their intended purpose. Any postings with inappropriate or offensive content or postings made under false names will result in disciplinary action. While most module course information will be available on Blackboard, it should be noted that not every Module Coordinator will choose to upload course notes, etc.

9 EXTENUATING CIRCUMSTANCES If you experience difficulties which have caused you to miss a substantial number of lectures, have significantly affected your ability to study or complete assessments (both continuous assessment and/or examinations) or have adversely affected your performance in any assessments you have undertaken, you should complete an application for extenuating circumstances. Typically such unforeseen circumstances could include events like an accident, a crime, family bereavement, serious illness or other serious personal or emotional circumstances.

From 2014-15 all applications for Extenuating Circumstances should be submitted via the online system. The online system can be accessed through your online registration under the ‘Programme Services’ tab. When you complete the application form online you are required to submit hard copies with the appropriate original supporting evidence to the Science Office as close as possible to the time the circumstances occurred and within the appropriate deadlines. Please note that applications marked as ‘Awaiting Evidence’ are not considered to be submitted until the supporting documentation is presented to the Science Office.

Please note that medical certificates, which must be on stamped headed notepaper, should state the dates that you were unfit/unable to attend university or that your performance or ability to perform may have been affected. It should also be noted that supporting documentation must be consistent with the application in terms of matters such as dates, circumstances, etc. The Science Taught Programmes Board reserves the right to reject any application where there are discrepancies between the supporting documentation and the application.

Whatever the circumstances affecting you, you should seek advice from a member of academic staff, a student support professional, a Science Office staff member or the Students’ Union support staff. There are remedies for short absences that can be implemented quickly during the teaching term if the module coordinator is aware of the absence. In the case of in-semester assessments, students are required to submit an application and supporting documentation as soon as possible after the occurrence of the circumstances outlined in the application and within 10 working days of the event. The final deadline for submission of the online form and supporting documentation, in relation to end of semester examinations, is 5 working days after the end of the relevant semester examination period and applications received after this deadline will not normally be accepted. It is the student’s responsibility to ensure that an application and supporting documentation are submitted to the Science Office within the permitted timeframe.

UCD Policy on Extenuating Circumstances: http://www.ucd.ie/registry/academicsecretariat/extc.htm** Science Programme Extenuating Circumstances Form: www.ucd.ie/science UCD Policy on Late Submission of Coursework: http://www.ucd.ie/registry/academicsecretariat/latesub.htm ** See section on Student Code & Policy Disability Support Services Students who require ongoing support and accommodation on the grounds of a verifiable disability are encouraged to register with the Disability Support Service at their earliest convenience. For further information please refer to www.ucd.ie/disability Foreseen Absence from College Circumstances that prevent a student from attending lectures, practicals, tutorials, in-semester assessments or examinations that are known in advance are NOT considered extenuating circumstances and students should ensure that arrangements have been put in place with module coordinators and/or Schools in advance of the absence. Retrospective claims for foreseen circumstances will not be accepted.

10 POLICY ON LATE SUBMISSION OF COURSE WORK Coursework must be delivered by hand to the School Office (or other location designated by the School) or submitted electronically via an approved system, no later than 3 p.m. on the due date unless otherwise instructed by a module coordinator. Usually coursework received at any time within two weeks of the due date will be graded, but a penalty will apply. University Policy states that coursework that is late by up to one week after the due date will have the grade awarded reduced by two grade points (e.g. from B- to C); coursework submitted up to two weeks after the due date will have the grade reduced by four grade points (e.g. B- to D+). Coursework received more than two weeks after the due date may not be accepted.

Submission dates may be extended in exceptional circumstances and students must apply for an extension in writing to the School and stating the reasons for seeking the extension. See the following web address for the full policy details: http://www.ucd.ie/registry/academicsecretariat/latesub.htm

11 USEFUL WEB ADDRESSES Science Programme Office http://www.ucd.ie/science/ Assessment Unit http://www.ucd.ie/registry/assessment Fees & Grants Office http://www.ucd.ie/registry/adminservices/fees/index.html ;also see http://www.ucd.ie/registry/adminservices/fees/news.html UCD Student Desk http://www.ucd.ie/registry/studentdesk/index.html UCD School of Computer Science & Informatics http://www.csi.ucd.ie/ UCD School of Geological Sciences http://www.ucd.ie/geology UCD School of Mathematical Sciences http://www.ucd.ie/mathsciences/ UCD School of Physics http://www.ucd.ie/physics/ UCD School of Biology & Environmental Science http://www.ucd.ie/bioenvsci/index.html UCD School of Biomolecular & Biomedical Science http://www.ucd.ie/sbbs/index.html UCD School of Chemistry & Chemical Biology http://www.ucd.ie/chem/index.html UCD School of Medicine & Medical Science http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/index.html UCD Student Health Service http://www.ucd.ie/stuhealth/ Please Talk (Information on Student Support Services) http://pleasetalk.ie/ucd/ IT Services http://www.ucd.ie/itservices/itsupport/ UCD Library http://www.ucd.ie/library/ UCD Student Advisers http://www.ucd.ie/studentadvisers UCD Conferring Unit http://www.ucd.ie/confer/ UCD Current Student Website http://www.ucd.ie/students/index.html

12 SCIENCE UNDERGRADUATE DEGREE PROGRAMMES The primary degree awarded in Science is the Honours Bachelor of Science (BSc) following completion of 4 Stages in the programme. Generally this requires 4 years of study. A BSc (General Science) Honours degree may be awarded to students who complete 3 Stages of study but do not achieve a minimum stage GPA of 2.48 at the completion of Stage 3. For entrants from September 2013 a 5-year Teaching Council accredited degree leading to an MSc in Mathematics and Science Education will be offered through our common entry DN200 Science course. For entrants to the programme from September 2011 your degree will be awarded on your performance in the final and penultimate stages of your programme. For a 4 year programme, this means that your final degree GPA will be calculated on Stages 3 and 4. For students who exit with a 3-year programme (BSc (General Sciences) and BSc (Archaeology and Geology) the degree will be calculated on Stages 2 and 3. The award will be based 70% on your final stage and 30% on your penultimate stage. BACHELOR OF SCIENCE (BSC) DEGREE SUBJECTS (i) BSc Single Major - The subject is chosen from the following: • Applied and Computational Mathematics • Medicinal Chemistry & Chemical Biology • Biochemistry & Molecular Biology • Microbiology • Cell & Molecular Biology • Neuroscience • Chemistry • Pharmacology • Chemistry with Biophysical Chemistry (available to entrants from 2012) • Chemistry with Environmental and Sustainable Chemistry (available to entrants from 2012) • Physics • Physics with Astronomy & Space Science • Computer Science • Physiology • Environmental Biology • Plant Biology • Genetics • Statistics • Geology • Theoretical Physics • Mathematical Science • Zoology • Mathematics (ii) BSc Joint Majors Joint Majors comprising a pairing of some subjects from the above list may be taken. The choice of subjects is contingent on the approval of the Schools concerned. Not all combinations may be available. For the academic year 2014-2015 Joint Majors may be available in the following subject areas and must have the permission of the relevant Heads of Schools • Applied & Computational Mathematics • Cell & Molecular Biology • Physiology • Chemistry • Mathematics • Physics • Plant Biology • Statistics • Zoology (iii) Science & Mathematics Education On completion of a three-year BSc in Mathematics and Science, followed by a two year MSc in Science and Mathematics Education you will be a fully qualified post-primary teacher of Mathematics and either Applied Mathematics, Biology, Chemistry or Physics.

13 BACHELOR OF SCIENCE (BSC) SINGLE MAJORS - DENOMINATED ENTRY • BSc Computer Science (DN201) • BSc Archaeology and Geology (DN210) – not available to entrants from 2014. BAFS (HONS) SINGLE MAJOR – DENOMINATED ENTRY • Actuarial and Financial Studies (DN230) MODULE LEVEL RESTRICTIONS BY STAGE Module Level restrictions for 240 credit Honours Bachelors Degree: Level 0: 10 credits maximum Level 2: 100 credits must be at Level 2 or above* Level 3: 40 credits must be at Level 3 or above *These modules may include the 40 credits of Level 3 modules that are also required. MODULE LEVEL RESTRICTIONS BY STAGE (for 240 credit Honours Degree) Stage 1 Stage 2 Stage 3 Stage 4 Level 0 Max.10 non- elective credits No non-elective credits No non-elective credits No non- elective credits Level 1 No restrictions Max 20 non- elective credits No non-elective credits No non- elective credits Level 2 Max 10 non- elective credits or with Programme Board approval No restrictions Max 20 non- elective credits No non- elective credits Level 3 No non-elective credits No restrictions. Up to individual Programmes.

No restrictions No restrictions. Up to individual Programmes Level 4 No non-elective credits No non-elective credits No restrictions No restrictions. Up to individual Programmes Electives No restrictions No restrictions No restrictions No restrictions Implications: Students must take a minimum of 60 Level 2 and 40 Level 3 credits; this leaves them with the flexibility to take 140 credits of Level 0, 1, 2, 3 or 4 modules, subject to the restrictions above. Further information on Module Level Restrictions can be found at: http://www.ucd.ie/registry/academicsecretariat/docs/modulelevel_g.pdf

14 INFORMATION ON MODULES GRADES; LATE/ABSENT FROM EXAM; DEGREE CLASSIFICATION MODULE GRADES AND GRADE POINT VALUES GRADE GRADE-POINT DESCRIPTION A+ 4.2 Excellent A 4 A- 3.8 B+ 3.6 Very Good B 3.4 B- 3.2 C+ 3 Good C 2.8 C- 2.6 D+ 2.4 Pass D 2.2 D- 2 E 1.6 Fail F 1.0 Fail G 0.4 Fail NG 0 Fail IMPORTANT: Significant changes to the policy for the potential compensation of E grades, and the phased removal of compensation, came into effect in 2013-2014. For the 2014-15 academic year modules taken from levels 0,1,2, 4 and 5 will not be eligible for compensation. Information on this policy can be found at: http://www.ucd.ie/registry/assessment/student_info/compensation.html MODULE GRADE DESCRIPTORS Grade descriptors show how a given level of performance will be reflected in a grade. They act as guidelines for the student and Module Coordinator. Grade descriptors can be viewed on the following link: http://www.ucd.ie/registry/assessment/student_info/explanationofmodulargrad edescriptors.pdf Procedure if you are absent or late for an examination If you are absent from an examination due to extenuating circumstances you should contact the Programme Office as soon as possible for advice.

If for some reason you find that you may be late for an examination, it is advised that you should still attend the Examination Centre, where it may be possible that arrangements can be put in place to facilitate you. DO NOT PANIC ATTEND THE EXAMINATION CENTRE AS SOON AS POSSIBLE OR CONTACT THE PROGRAMME OFFICE AS SOON AS POSSIBLE FOR ADVICE

15 POLICY ON UNDERGRADUATE CONTINUATION The Undergraduate Continuation Policy will seek in the first instance to identify timely interventions to ensure that students complete their programme. Following a number of interventions and supports, it will be up to the Science Taught Programme Board to propose to UPB that a student’s registration be cancelled. Students at risk will be identified using the following criteria: • A student’s poor attendance record • A student’s lack of engagement • A student’s failure to make sufficient and timely academic progress • A student’s repeated failure of examinations • A student’s failure to meet continuous assessment deadlines • A student’s failure to meet programme requirements • A student’s failure to fulfill academic obligations Students who, using these criteria, are identified as being at risk over four consecutive semesters will be referred to the University Programme Board for exclusion from their Programme. Interventions will be made after the Programme Examination Board for each of the four successive semesters in question. Intervention 1 -‐ Students at risk will be identified at the Programme Exam Board. These students will be contacted and a meeting will be arranged with the Chair of the Science Programme Board (or nominee) to discuss their academic performance. Students will be formally notified of this meeting through a letter sent to their term-‐time address; a copy of this letter will also be sent to their UCD email address. These meetings will be scheduled during the first four weeks of term. Students will be informed that their progress is being monitored and that continued dis- ‐engagement could result in their removal from the programme should their engagament not improve over the subsequent three semesters. Students will be made aware of the range of academic support services available to them. A follow up meeting should be arranged in the middle of the semester to monitor developments.

Intervention 2 -‐ Again students will be formally notified that the Programme Exam Board has considered their results and engagement and has found them in breach of the continuation policy. Students will be given the opportunity to explain their performance and will be given guidance on the repeat/resit process. Intervention 3 -‐ Students will be notified that their performance has been deemed non-‐satisfactory by the Programme Exam Board and that they are now in danger of removal from their programme. A meeting with the Chair of the Science Programme Board (or nominee) will be arranged where students will be asked to explain/consider their performance on their programme. Intervention 4 -‐ Students will be informed that the Programme Exam Board has approved the recommendation of their removal from the programme. Students will be given a period to appeal this outcome and to provide a reasonable explanation to the Board.

If students do not engage with, or respond to formal communications sent to them, the process will continue and the lack of response will be noted in the School’s supporting evidence sent to UPB.

16 Degree Classification For all entrants into the undergraduate Science programme from September 2011 the final degree classification is based 70% on the final year and 30% on the penultimate year. For a four year degree it is 70:30 based on Stage 4:Stage 3. Students who graduate after Stage 3 with a BSc (General Science) Degree will have their degree classification based 70% on Stage 3 and 30% on Stage 2. Please note that students who entered the programme before September 2011 but who, for example, repeat a stage or take a leave of absence, will also fall into this category. In the BAFS programme the final degree GPA is also calculated on the GPAs of the final and penultimate stages of the programme (unweighted) and based on modules, including elective modules, that the student completes and passes to satisfy the credit requirements of these stages. REPEATS AND RESITS IN UNDERGRADUATE SCIENCE PROGRAMMES If you do not pass a module, what can you do? Remediation: A School decides on the remediation opportunities for its modules, as it deems appropriate. The method of remediation for each module can be found online in the relevant module descriptor but will comprise some combination of the following: • Repeat the module when it is next offered • Resit the assessment for that module, if a resit is offered. The resit assessment will be graded as pass (PR), fail (FR) or no grade (NG) with a grade point of 2.0 for a pass. The resit may be a single terminal examination and/or may require the submission of coursework or other assessment tasks during the semester. You should always seek advice from the Science Office and the School involved if you find yourself in this position.

• Substitute another module compatible with the credit requirements of the programme. Students are permitted to substitute a new module for a failed option or elective module. When a student chooses this course of action, they are considered to be attempting this for the first time and the full grade point is awarded. This option will incur fees for the full cost of the new module. Information on Repeats and Resits is available on the Assessment website at: http://www.ucd.ie/students/resits_repeats . Repeat Students: In a certain number of cases you may have earned insufficient credits (less than 50) to progress into the next Stage of your degree. In this situation you can return in the next academic year to complete the requirements for the Stage and/or potentially take some modules for the Stage that you plan to progress into. All students in a repeat Stage should meet with a member of staff in the Science Office at the start of the academic year for advice on their registration/enrolment and the options open to them for that year. More detailed information for students in a repeat attempt at a specific stage can be found in the relevant section in Stages 1-4 and on: http://www.ucd.ie/science/current_students/science_repeats.html.

17 SCIENCE STAGE 1SUBJECT STREAMS (DN200) You have chosen one of four streams within DN200 depending on your scientific interests. By choosing a stream, you can tailor your study plan to focus on a particular area or sample more widely to explore your interests. UCD Horizons enhances the subject choice available so that two modules from other disciplines (e.g. languages) are also on offer. You may change your stream by informing the staff in the Science Office before the registration process closes at 5pm on Friday 19th September 2014.

• UCD Science (DN200) is a single point of entry for 26 separate degree subjects. The pathways, from the point of entry to graduation, for each of these subjects are described in the UCD Science prospectus which can be found at www.ucd.ie/science/ucdscience.pdf • The course in Stage 1 (first year) is divided into 12 modules. Students choose their modules in order to fulfil the first year requirements for the subjects that interest them most. Students can either focus on a particular area, but must fulfil the requirements for at least 2 subjects, or choose to cover the core requirements for a wide range of subjects. There is no competition for places in Stage 1; students are guaranteed their subjects of choice.

• In Stage 2 (second year) students cover the requirements for between 2 and 3 subjects. The number of Stage 2 subjects depends on the number of common core modules shared between those subjects. Due to timetable and workload constraints not all combinations of subjects are possible in Stage 2 – but almost all combinations are possible within each of the BBB, CCS and MPG streams, and students can also combine Stage 2 subjects across streams. The details are contained in the Science Handbook. Students can study any subject in Stage 2 for which they have met the Stage 1 requirements; you are guaranteed any subject that you are qualified to take. • In Stage 3 (third year) and beyond students study one of their Stage 2 subjects to degree level and this subject is their degree major. The selection of degree major may be competitive. However, in previous years 98% of students who completed Stage 2 got their first choice of degree major in Stage 3. There are a limited number of joint-major degrees available. DN200 You have chosen to keep your options open for your first semester. You are advised to use Science Programme literature to choose modules that will allow you to sample from areas that interest you. Some modules that are required for a specific subject may be deferred to second year (Stage 2) to increase your range of options in first year (Stage 1) or where you are required to take introductory modules. By the end of your first semester, you can choose to focus your studies on one of the following disciplines: Biological, Biomedical and Biomolecular Sciences or Chemistry and Chemical Sciences or Mathematical, Physical and Geological Sciences. These disciplines are described in the sections below. The Mathematics modules have been designed to meet the needs of different subjects. Please ensure that you are taking the appropriate set of Mathematics modules. Further advice is contained within each subject area, DN200BBB, DN200CCS and DN200MPG.

DN200 BBB – Biological, Biomedical and Biomolecular Sciences You have chosen to focus your studies on the Biological, Biomedical and Biomolecular disciplines. This will lead to a degree in one of the following subjects • Biochemistry & Molecular Biology • Pharmacology • Cell and Molecular Biology • Physiology • Environmental Biology • Plant Biology • Genetics • Neuroscience • Microbiology • Zoology • Biology and Mathematics Education

18 There are a number of modules you must take to continue studying in this area (Table 2). In addition to Biology, you must complete two modules of Mathematics and a module of Chemistry. You are not limited to these subjects. You may choose modules from other areas to widen the choices available to you. If you are sure of your interest in Biological disciplines, we recommend that you take additional modules in first year (Stage 1) that are required for your degree or select modules that deepen your knowledge in this area. If you are interested in keeping your options open regarding pursuing a degree in the Chemical, Mathematical, Physical or Geological Sciences you should seek academic advice and carefully read the DN200 CCS and DN200 MPG sections.

DN200 CCS – Chemistry & Chemical Sciences You have chosen to focus your studies on the Chemical Sciences. This will lead to a degree in one of the following subjects: • Chemistry • Medicinal Chemistry and Chemical Biology • Chemistry with Biophysical Chemistry • Chemistry with Environmental & Sustainable Chemistry • Chemistry and Mathematics Education There are a number of modules you must take to continue studying in these areas (Table 2). In addition to Chemistry, you must complete two modules of Mathematics and may be required to take a module in Biology. You are not limited to these subjects. You may choose modules from other areas to widen the choices available to you.

If you are sure of your interest in Chemistry and Chemical Sciences, we recommend you take additional modules in first year (stage 1) that are required for your degree or select modules that deepen your knowledge in this area. If you are not required to take CHEM00010, seek academic advice as you should consider taking CHEM20080 in semester 1. If you are interested in keeping your options open regarding pursuing a degree in the Biological, Mathematical, Physical or Geological Sciences you should seek academic advice and carefully read the DN200 BBB and DN200 MPG sections.

DN200 MPG – Mathematical, Physical & Geological Sciences You have chosen to focus your studies on the Mathematical and/or Physical and/or Geological Sciences. This will lead to a degree in one of the following subjects: • Geology • Applied & Computational Mathematics • Physics • Statistics • Physics with Astronomy & Space Science • Mathematics • Theoretical Physics • Mathematical Sciences • Physics and Mathematics Education • Applied Maths and Mathematics Education Each subject has specific modules that you are required to take to progress in this area (Table 2). Some of these modules may be deferred to second year (Stage 2) if you wish to explore your interests in other subjects within this area or more broadly within Science or if you are required to take introductory modules. You are not limited to these subjects. You may choose modules from other areas to widen the choices available to you.

If you are sure of your interest in these subjects, we recommend you select additional modules in first year (Stage 1) that are required for your degree or select modules that deepen your knowledge in this area. If you have an interest in studying Geology beyond first year, you should consider taking GEOL 10010 and GEOL 10030. You should note that the requirements for Mathematics within DN200 MPG varies and you should make sure that you are taking the correct set of Mathematics modules for your chosen subjects. Please seek academic advice to confirm your choices if you are in any doubt.

If you are interested in keeping your options open regarding pursuing a degree in the Biological or Chemical Sciences you should seek academic advice and carefully read the DN200 BBB and DN200 CCS sections.

19 CHOOSING MODULES IN STAGE 1  During Orientation Week, academic staff from the Science office and disciplines will be available to assist you in choosing your modules and in completing your registration.  All full-time students are required to study twelve modules in a year – it is recommended that you study six modules in each semester. At least 10 of these modules must be from within Science (listed in Table 1). You may take up to two non-science modules in Stage 1. You are advised to consider your choice of elective modules and how they would complement your main subject choices. You may also take your electives from within the Science Programme.  Students are guaranteed their subjects of choice in Stage 1 and, when in Stage 2, can study any subject that they are qualified to take.

 You must take at least two Mathematics modules during Stage 1. Note that the requirements listed in Table 2 represent the minimum level of Mathematics required, but that alternative higher level modules may be available (see Mathematics information on page 24 for further information).  The wide variety of Science modules available in Stage 1, shown in Table 1, allows you to sample and experience a number of subjects, while also studying the core modules required for your discipline. The choices you make in first year will have a bearing on your final degree subject(s). Make sure that you meet the requirements for your subject area. The Level 0 and Level 1 modules required for entry to the degrees in the various subject areas are listed in Table 2.  All Science laboratory and tutorial times will be automatically allocated at the start of term after you register online to your preferred area and your optional Science modules. Once the allocation to practicals and tutorials has been made, usually during the first week of term you will be able to see and print your individual timetable.

 It is possible to take a joint degree combining two subjects, subject to the agreement of the two disciplines concerned. The range of joint degrees available is limited and you should seek academic advice from the relevant subjects and further information from the Science Office if you wish to pursue this possibility.

20 TABLE 1. SCIENCE MODULES AVAILABLE IN FIRST YEAR (STAGE 1). Semester 1 Semester 2 Project Module (Core for all First Year Students in DN200 SCI10010 Scientific Enquiry Biological, Biomolelcular & Biomedical Modules BIOL00010 Fundaments of Biology BIOL10110 Cell Biology & Genetics BIOL10090 Organisms & Environment BMOL10030 Biomedical Sciences BIOL10100 Diversity of Life Chemistry Modules CHEM00010 Introductory Chemistry CHEM10050 Organic Chemistry CHEM10040 The Molecular World CHEM10100 Medicinal Chemistry CHEM20080 Basis of Physical Chemistry CHEM20020 Inorganic Chemistry CHEM20100 Basis of Inorganic Chemistry CHEM20120 Physical Chemistry (Level 2) Geology Modules GEOL10010 How the Earth Works GEOL10020 Earth Science & Materials GEOL10050 Earth & Humanity ¥ GEOL10050 Earth & Humanity ¥ GEOL10030 Field Geology (Level 1) GEOL10040 Earth, Env & Society Mathematics Modules for Biological, Chemistry and Geological Sciences ǂ MATH00010 Introduction to Mathematics MATH10310 Calculus for Science MATH10290 Linear Algebra for Science ± Physics Modules PHYC10070 Foundations of Physics PHYC10080 Frontiers of Physics PHYC10050 Astronomy & Space Science PHYC10210 Quanta, Particles and Relativity PHYC20080 Fields, Waves & Light PHYC20030 Thermal Physics Applied & Computational Mathematics Modules ACM10080 App Maths: Mechs & Methods ACM10060 Appl of Differential Equations ACM10050 Meteorology & Climate Change ACM10070 Math Modelling in the Sciences Mathematics Modules for Mathematical & Physical Sciences MATH00010 Introduction to Mathematics MATH10350 Calculus for Mathematical & Physical Sciences MATH10340 Linear Algebra for Mathematical & Physical Sciences ± MATH10320 Mathematical Analysis MATH10040 Numbers and Functions Statistics Modules STAT10010 Introduction to Statistics STAT10060 Statistical Modelling STAT10050 Practical Statistics ¥ STAT10050 Practical Statistics ¥ STAT10140 Research Methods for Science Education Module EDUC10130 Teaching & Learning Maths ǂ Students who also want to be eligible for a Mathematical or Physics subject in Stage 2, in addition to a Biological, Chemistry or Geological subject, must take the Mathematic modules for Mathematical and Physical Sciences instead.

¥ This module is offered in both Semester 1 and Semester 2. ± This module may be deferred until 2nd year if a student has to take MATH00010 first year Bold Italics Core modules for a particular subject that must be taken in first year (unless otherwise stated) Italics Conditional Cores. Modules that may need to be taken in Semester 1 of first year (depending on a student’s results in their Leaving Certificate.

21 TABLE 2. MODULES REQUIRED FOR B.SC. DEGREES WITHIN SCIENCE (DN200) Degrees Modules that may be required (Please see note on Conditional Core Modules) Compulsory Modules in First Year (Stage 1) Compulsory Modules that students may choose to take in either First or Second Year (Stage 1 or Stage 2) BIOLOGICAL, BIOMEDICAL & BIOMOLECULAR SCIENCES Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, Cell & Molecular Biology Environmental Biology Genetics Microbiology Neuroscience Pharmacology Physiology Plant Biology Zoology BIOL00010 CHEM00010 MATH00010 PHYC10070 (only a conditional core for Neuroscience and Physiology) SCI10010 BIOL10110 CHEM10050 MATH 10290*, MATH10310* At least two of : BIOL10090 BIOL10100 BMOL10030 Biology and Mathematics Education BIOL00010 CHEM00010 PHYC10070 SCI10010 BIOL10110 CHEM10050 MATH10290*, MATH10350 EDUC10130 STAT10060 BIOL10090 BIOL10100 CHEMISTRY & CHEMICAL SCIENCES Chemistry, Chemistry with Biophysical Chemistry, Chemistry with Environmental and Sustainable Chemistry, Medicinal Chemistry and Chemical Biology CHEM00010 MATH00010 BIOL00010 (only a conditional core for Medicinal Chemistry) SCI10010 CHEM10050 MATH10290*, MATH10310* BIOL10110 (only a core for Medicinal Chemistry) CHEM 20020 CHEM 20080 CHEM 20100 CHEM 20120 Chemistry and Mathematics Education BIOL00010 CHEM00010 PHYC10070 SCI10010 CHEM10050 MATH10290*, MATH10350 EDUC10130 STAT10060 CHEM 20020 CHEM 20080 CHEM 20100 CHEM 20120 MATHEMATICAL, PHYSICAL & GEOLOGICAL SCIENCES Geology MATH00010 SCI10010 GEOL10020 MATH10290*, MATH10310* Physics, Physics with Astronomy & Space Science, Theoretical Physics ACM10080 MATH00010 PHYC10070 SCI10010 PHYC10080 MATH 10340, MATH10350 ACM10060** PHYC10050** PHYC20030, PHYC20080** Physics and Mathematics Education ACM10080 BIOL00010 CHEM00010 PHYC10070 SCI10010 PHYC10080 MATH10340, MATH10350 EDUC10130 STAT10060 ACM10060 PHYC20030 PHYC20080** Applied and Computational Mathematics, Mathematics, Mathematical Science, Statistics ACM10080 (only required for Applied and Computational Mathematics) SCI10010 ACM10060 MATH10340, MATH 10350 STAT 10060 MATH10040 (Mathematics, Math Sci. only) MATH10320 (ACM, Mathematics, Math Sci. only) Applied Mathematics and Mathematics Education ACM10080 SCI10010 ACM10060 MATH 10340, MATH10350, EDUC10130 STAT10060 MATH10040 MATH10320 Notes for Table 2 (* and **) given on next page:

22 Footnotes for Table 2: * The following should be noted for the MATH10290 and MATH10310 modules : Students required to take MATH10290 can take MATH10340 instead. Students required to take MATH10310 can take MATH10350 instead. Students required to take MATH00010 must defer MATH10290 or MATH10340 until Stage 2. ** The following should be noted for students following one of the Physics Degrees : ACM10060 is core in Stage 1 for Theoretical Physics, but it may be taken in either Stage 1 or Stage 2 for Physics or Physics with Astronomy and Space Science.

PHYC10050 must be taken in either Stage 1 or Stage 2 for Physics with Astronomy and Space Science. In order to take PHYC20080 in Stage 1, students must have attained a minimum grade of B3 in Higher Leaving Certificate Physics (A level; Grade B) AND a minimum grade of HB3 in Higher Leaving Certificate Mathematics (A level; Grade B).

23 Science Stage 1 SCIENCE (DN200) BIOLOGICAL, BIOMOLECULAR & BIOMEDICAL SCIENCE (DN200BBB) CHEMISTRY & CHEMICAL SCIENCES (DN200CCS) MATHEMATICAL, PHYSICAL & GEOLOGICAL SCIENCES (DN200MPG) COMPUTER SCIENCE (DN201) BACHELOR OF ACTUARIAL & FINANCIAL STUDIES (DN230)

24 INFORMATION RELATING TO PARTICULAR SUBJECTS IN STAGE 1 Mathematics Students are required to take at least 2 modules in Mathematics, Linear Algebra and Calculus during their degree in UCD. Mathematics teaching has been tailored to meet the requirements of different programmes. However, Mathematics is fundamental to many disciplines of modern Biology and Chemistry and you should consider studying Mathematics to the level of your ability. You can sample the Mathematics for Physical or Mathematical Sciences modules and if you find them too challenging, you can move to Mathematics for the Sciences in the first weeks of the semester without affecting your ability to complete the modules. Students must take one Mathematics module in Semester 1. If a student is required to do MATH 00010 then their Linear Algebra module must be deferred until 2nd year (Stage 2). If you are interested in pursuing your studies in Mathematics to a higher level you should seek academic advice in relation to the Mathematics modules you should study.

Table 4. Mathematics Requirements Subjects/Areas Mathematics Topics Comment (to substitute Mathematics modules, you must go to the Science Office) Linear Algebra Calculus 1 Biological Biomedical and Biomolecular (excluding Education), Chemistry and Chemical Sciences (excluding Education), Geology MATH10290 MATH10310 MATH10340 can be taken instead of MATH10290 if students want to keep Mathematical and Physical Science subjects open. MATH10350 can be taken instead of MATH10310 if students want to keep the Education degrees or Mathematical and Physical Science subjects open. 2 Biology and Mathematics Education, Chemistry and Mathematics Education MATH10290 MATH10350 MATH10340 can be taken instead of MATH10290 if students want to keep Mathematical and Physical Science subjects open. MATH10350 also fulfills the requirements for all BBB, CCS and Geology subjects (see above). 3 Physics, Theoretical Physics, Physics with Astronomy and Space Science, Physics and Mathematics Education, Mathematics, Mathematical Sciences, Applied and Computational Mathematics, Statistics, Applied Mathematics and Mathematics Education MATH10340 MATH10350 Students who have not attained at least a HC3 in Leaving Certificate Mathematics (or equivalent) are strongly advised to consult with either the School of Physics or the School of Mathematical Sciences – depending on their main area of interest.

Science and Mathematics Education Degrees The Science and Mathematics Education Programme is a five-year programme, consisting of a three-year BSc in Science and Mathematics, followed by a two-year MSc in Science and Mathematics Education. On successful completion of the five years of the programme, you are fully qualified to teach Mathematics and either Applied Mathematics, Biology, Chemistry or Physics to Higher Leaving Certificate Level in an Irish post- primary school. If your chosen Science specialisation is Biology, Chemistry or Physics you are also fully qualified to teach Science to Junior Certificate Level.

To meet Teaching Council approval to teach Applied Mathematics, Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics or Physics to Higher Leaving Certificate Level, you must study a minimum 60 ECTS credits of your chosen subject at third level. The Teaching Council places additional conditions on the areas of study for each subject, and the number of modules studied which must be at level 3 or above. The Teaching Council criteria also state that a prospective teacher of Biology, Chemistry or Physics must complete a minimum 10 ECTS credits in Biology, Chemistry and Physics in order to qualify to teach Science to Junior Certificate Level. The five-year Science and Mathematics Education Programme has received accreditation from the Teaching Council for each of its pathways and you are a fully qualified teacher on graduation from the five-year programme. More details can be found in the Science Handbook and the DN200 Pathways and academic staff.

25 Conditional Core Modules Some students may not have a sufficiently strong background in a subject and may be required to take an introductory module in the subject before they can take more advanced modules. Table 3 outlines the specific “prior learning” requirements associated with these modules. Table 3. Prior Learning requirements Relevant Leaving Certificate Subject Requirement (Conditional Core Module) Rule Applied Mathematics ACM10080 Applied Mathematics, Methods & Applications For the degrees where ACM10080 appears as a Conditional Core module in Table 2, students must take ACM10080 and/or have attained a minimum grade HC3 in Leaving Certificate Higher Applied Mathematics (A Level; Grade C).

Biology BIOL00010 Fundamentals of Biology To take BIOL10110 students must have taken BIOL00010 or attained a minimum grade C3 in Higher Leaving Certificate Biology (A Level; Grade C). BIOL00010 is also recommended for students taking BIOL10100 and BIOL10090 who haven’t achieved a HC3 in Leaving Certificate Biology. Chemistry CHEM00010 Introductory Chemistry To take CHEM10050, students must have taken CHEM00010 or have attained a minimum grade C3 in Higher Leaving Certificate Chemistry (A Level; Grade C). Mathematics MATH00010 Introductory Mathematics Students who did not achieve a minimum grade A2 Ordinary Level or HC3 in higher level Leaving Certificate Mathematics (GCSE; Grade A, A Level; Grade D) must take MATH00010 in addition to other required Mathematics modules. Physics PHYC10070 Foundations of Physics To take PHYC10080 students must have taken PHYC10070 and/or attained a minimum grade of C3 in Higher Leaving Certificate Physics (A Level; Grade C). However, PHYC10070 is recommended for all students interested in pursuing further studies in Physics, Physics with Astronomy & Space Science and Theoretical Physics.

Geology In order to take GEOL 10030 Field Geology, students must take or have taken GEOL 10020.

26 STAGE 1 PROGRESSION FOR BSC SCIENCE STUDENTS Students entering Stage 2 Science in September 2014 must select a minimum of two subjects, unless the subjects are entirely within the BBB group in which case you must select a minimum of three subjects. Subject selection takes place online during July 2014. The subjects available to you depend on the modules that you have attempted in Stage 1. When you select your subjects you will be pre-enrolled to the relevant core modules for Stage 2. You will be able to select your remaining modules when module registration opens in August 2014. Students with 50 and 55 Stage 1 credits Under University regulations, students are entitled to progress to the next Stage carrying up to 2 failed modules. Within the BSc programme, the following additional progression rules apply. A student may progress to the next Stage of a subject if they have the possibility of meeting the core and optional requirements of the uncompleted Stage through repeating or selecting modules and with the approval of the School. Module prerequisites may be waived by a School if a student is taking the appropriate Stage modules as co-requisites. A student will be provisionally accepted into a Subject under the mechanism approved by the Programme Board.

STAGE 1 REPEATS Students returning to a repeat attempt at Stage 1 will find information on how to register to resits and repeats, via the Resit/Repeat/Substitution tab on the Current Students website at: http://www.ucd.ie/students/resits_repeats/. Students considering a module substitution should note the pre-requisite requirements for their preferred subject areas in Stage 2. Details of the modules required in Stage 1, in order to progress to a subject area in Stage 2, can be found by consulting Table 2 on page 21.

Students should note the potentially substantial costs associated with the substitution of a module. Further information on these fees can be found at www.ucd.ie/fees Students in a repeat attempt at Stage 1 have the opportunity to select modules from their next stage (via the ‘Next Stage’ tab in their SIS screen). The ability to take these modules can depend on a number of factors including whether these next stage modules will fit into the timetable for the modules required to complete their repeat stage. Other issues that need to be considered are pre-requisites and capacity.

27 SYLLABUS OF STAGE 1 SUBJECTS IN SCIENCE The information given below, while final at the time of printing, should only be used as a guide and not as an official statement of this curriculum. Further information on the programme curriculum, as well as detailed module information, can be found at www.ucd.ie/students/course_search.htm Full details for the modules listed below can also be found at www.ucd.ie/students/course_search.htm Cores (C), Options (O), Conditional Cores (CC) and Programme Cores (PC) The tables below list the Cores (C) and Options (O) for each subject in Stage 1 Science. There are also Conditional Cores (CC) modules that must be taken if a specified Leaving Certificate/A Level grade has not been achieved. In addition, the tables also list Programme Cores (PC) which are modules that must be taken but not necessarily in Stage 1; they may be taken in Stage 2. There are some Programme Cores that are common to more than one subject. Recommended or suggested modules are also listed for some subjects and may be taken by students interested in deepening their knowledge of a particular subject. BIOLOGICAL,BIOMEDICAL AND BIOMOLECULARSCIENCES (DN200BBB) Biological, Biomedical and Biomolecular Sciences Students take at least 4 core modules in Stage 1. Students must also take a MATH module in Semester 1 of Stage 1. Students who did not achieve an AO2 or HD1 in Leaving Certificate Mathematics must take MATH00010. Students required to take MATH00010 in Stage 1 may defer MATH10290 until Stage 2. Students who did not achieve a HC3 or better in Leaving Certificate Chemistry must take CHEM00010. Students who did not achieve a HC3 or better in Leaving Certificate Biology must take BIOL00010. Students must take at least 2 of BIOL10090, BIOL10100 or BMOL10030 in either Stage 1 or Stage 2. Students intending to complete a degree in Physiology or Neuroscience must have achieved a minimum HC3 in Leaving Certificate Physics or complete PHYC10070 in Stage 1 or Stage 2. Core/Option Code Title Credits Semester C BIOL10110 Cell Biology & Genetics 5 2 C CHEM10050 Organic Chemistry & Chemical Biology 5 2 C MATH10310 Calculus for Science 5 2 C SCI10010 Scientific Enquiry 5 1 CC BIOL00010 Fundamentals of Biology 5 1 CC CHEM00010 Introductory Chemistry 5 1 PC PHYC10070 Foundations of Physics 5 1 Set A CC MATH00010 Introduction to Mathematics 5 1 PC MATH10290 Linear Algebra for Science 5 1 Set B PC BIOL10090 Organisms & Environment 5 1 PC BIOL10100 Diversity of Life 5 1 PC BMOL10030 Biomedical Science 5 2

28 Biology & Mathematics Education Students take at least 7 core modules in Stage 1. Students who did not achieve a HC3 or better in Leaving Certificate Chemistry must take CHEM00010. Students who did not achieve a HC3 or better in Leaving Certificate Biology must take BIOL00010. Students must also take BIOL10090 and BIOL10100 in either Stage 1 or Stage 2. Students who did not achieve a HC3 or better in Leaving Certificate Physics, and who wish to remain eligible for Biology and Mathematics Education, must take PHYC 10070 in Stage 1. Core/Option Code Title Credits Semester C BIOL10110 Biology-Cell Biology & Genetics 5 2 C CHEM10050 Organic Chemistry & Chemical Biology 5 2 C EDUC10130 Teaching & Learning Calculus 5 2 C MATH10290 Linear Algebra for Science 5 1 C MATH10350 Calculus for Mathematical & Physical Sciences 5 2 C SCI10010 Scientific Enquiry 5 1 C STAT10060 Statistical Modelling 5 2 CC CHEM00010 Introductory Chemistry 5 1 CC BIOL00010 Fundamentals of Biology 5 1 CC PHYC10070 Foundations of Physics 5 1 Set B PC BIOL10090 Biology-Organisms & Environment 5 1 PC BIOL10100 Biology-Diversity of Life 5 1 CHEMISTRY AND CHEMICAL SCIENCES (DN200 CCS) Chemistry Chemistry with Biophysical Chemistry Chemistry with Environmental & Sustainable Chemistry Students take at least 3 core modules in Stage 1. Students must also take a MATH module in Semester 1 of Stage 1. Students who did not achieve an AO2 or HD1 in Leaving Certificate Mathematics must take MATH00010. Students who must take MATH00010 in Stage 1 may defer MATH10290 until Stage 2. Students who did not achieve a HC3 or better in Leaving Certificate Chemistry must take CHEM00010. It is recommended that students do not take both CHEM20080 and CHEM20100.

Core/Option Code Title Credits Semester C CHEM10050 Organic Chemistry & Chemical Biology 5 2 C MATH10310 Calculus for Science 5 2 C SCI10010 Scientific Enquiry 5 1 CC CHEM00010 Introductory Chemistry 5 1 Set A PC MATH10290 Linear Algebra for Science 5 1 CC MATH00010 Introduction to Mathematics 5 1 Set B Students may take CHEM20080 &/or CHEM20120 and CHEM20100 &/or CHEM20020 in either Stage 1 or Stage 2 of their programme. However it is recommended that students who are sure that they wish to pursue this subject to degree level should take some Level 2 modules in Stage 1. Only students who have completed CHEM20080 may take CHEM20120 in Semester 2. Only students who have completed CHEM20100 may take CHEM20020 in Semester 2.

PC CHEM20020 Inorganic Chemistry (Level 2) 5 2 PC CHEM20080 The Basis of Physical Chemistry 5 1 PC CHEM20100 The Basis of Inorganic Chemistry 5 1

29 PC CHEM20120 Physical Chemistry (Level 2) 5 2 Set C Students who wish to take Chemistry with Biophysical Chemistry as a Stage 2 subject, must take BIOL10110 in Stage 1 PC BIOL10110 Biology-Cell Biology & Genetics 5 2 Recommended Modules CHEM10040 The Molecular World 5 1 CHEM10100 Aspects of Medicinal Chemistry & Chemical Biology 5 1 PHYC10070 Foundations of Physics 5 1 MATH10040 Numbers & Functions 5 1 Chemistry & Mathematics Education Students take at least 6 core modules in Stage 1. Students who did not achieve a HC3 or better in Leaving Certificate Chemistry must take CHEM00010. Students who did not achieve a HC3 or better in Leaving Certificate Biology must take BIOL00010. Students who did not achieve a HC3 or better in Leaving Certificate Physics, and wish to remain eligible for Chemistry and Mathematics Education, must take PHYC 10070 in Stage 1.

Core/Option Code Title Credits Semester C CHEM10050 Organic Chemistry & Chemical Biology 5 2 C MATH10290 Linear Algebra for Science 5 1 C MATH10350 Calculus for Mathematical & Physical Sciences 5 2 C SCI10010 Scientific Enquiry 5 1 C STAT10060 Statistical Modelling 5 2 CC BIOL00010 Fundamentals of Biology 5 1 CC CHEM00010 Introductory Chemistry 5 1 CC PHYC10070 Foundations of Physics 5 1 Set A Students may take CHEM20080 &/or CHEM20120 and CHEM20100 &/or CHEM20020 in either Stage 1 or Stage 2 of their programme. However it is recommended that students who are sure that they wish to pursue this subject to degree level should take some Level 2 modules in Stage 1. Only students who have completed CHEM20080 may take CHEM20120 in Semester 2. Only students who have completed CHEM20100 may take CHEM20020 in Semester 2.

PC CHEM20020 Inorganic Chemistry (Level 2) 5 2 PC CHEM20080 The Basis of Physical Chemistry 5 1 PC CHEM20100 The Basis of Inorganic Chemistry 5 1 PC CHEM20120 Physical Chemistry (Level 2) 5 2

30 Medicinal Chemistry & Chemical Biology Students must take at least 4 core modules in Stage 1. Students must also take a MATH module in Semester 1 of Stage 1. Students who did not achieve an AO2 or HD1 in Leaving Certificate Mathematics must take MATH00010. Students that must take MATH00010 may defer MATH10290 until Stage 2. Students who did not achieve a HC3 or better in Leaving Certificate Chemistry must take CHEM00010. Students who did not achieve a HC3 or better in Leaving Certificate Biology must take BIOL00010. Core/Option Code Title Credits Semester C BIOL10110 Biology-Cell Biology & Genetics 5 2 C CHEM10050 Organic Chemistry & Chemical Biology 5 2 C MATH10310 Calculus for Science 5 2 C SCI10010 Scientific Enquiry 5 1 CC BIOL00010 Fundamentals of Biology 5 1 CC CHEM00010 Introductory Chemistry 5 1 Set A PC MATH10290 Linear Algebra for Science 5 1 CC MATH00010 Introduction to Mathematics 5 1 Set B Students may take CHEM20080 &/or CHEM20120 and CHEM20100 &/or CHEM20020 in either Stage 1 or Stage 2 of their programme. However it is recommended that students who are sure that they wish to pursue this subject to degree level should take some Level 2 modules in Stage 1. Only students who have completed CHEM20080 may take CHEM20120 in Semester 2. Only students who have completed CHEM20100 may take CHEM20020 in Semester 2.

PC CHEM20080 Basis of Physical Chemistry 5 1 PC CHEM20100 Basis of Inorganic Chemistry 5 1 PC CHEM20020 Inorganic Chemistry (Level 2) 5 2 PC CHEM20120 Physical Chemistry (Level 2) 5 2 Recommended Modules CHEM10040 The Molecular World 5 1 CHEM10100 Aspects of Medicinal Chemistry & Chemical Biology 5 2 MATHEMATICAL,PHYSICALANDGEOLOGICALSCIENCES(DN200MPG) Geology Students take at least 3 core modules in Stage 1. Students must also take a MATH module in Semester 1 of Stage 1. Students who did not achieve an AO2 or HD1 in Leaving Certificate Mathematics must take MATH00010. MATH10290 may be taken in Stage 2.

Core/Option Code Title Credits Semester C SCI10010 Scientific Enquiry 5 1 C GEOL10020 Earth Science and Materials 5 2 C MATH10310 Calculus for Science 5 2 Set A PC MATH10290 Linear Algebra for Science 5 1 CC MATH00010 Introduction to Mathematics 5 1 Recommended Modules GEOL10010 How the Earth Works 5 1 GEOL10030 Field Geology Level 1 5 2

31 Applied Mathematics and Mathematics Education Students take at least 6 core modules in Stage 1. Students wishing to complete a degree in Applied Mathematics and Mathematics Education must take MATH10040 and MATH10320 in either Stage 1 or Stage 2. Students who did not achieve a HC3 or better in the Leaving Certificate Applied & Computational Mathematics, and who wish to remain eligible for Applied Mathematics and Mathematics Education, must take ACM10080 in Stage 1. Core/Option Code Title Credits Semester C ACM10060 Introduction to Applied & Computational Mathematics 5 2 C EDUC10130 Teaching & Learning Calculus 5 2 C MATH10340 Linear Algebra in the Mathematical and Physical Sciences C MATH10350 Calculus in the Mathematical and Physical Sciences 5 2 C SCI10010 Scientific Enquiry 5 1 C STAT10060 Statistical Modelling 5 2 CC ACM10080 App Maths: Methods and Applic 5 1 PC MATH10040 Numbers and Functions 5 1 PC MATH10320 Mathematical Analysis 5 2 Applied & Computational Mathematics Mathematics MathematicalScience Statistics Students take at least 5 core modules in Stage 1. To complete a degree in Mathematics or Mathematical Sciences as a subject in Stage 2 students must take MATH10040 and MATH10320 in Stage 1 or Stage 2. To complete a degree in Applied & Computational Mathematics students must take MATH10320 in Stage 1 or Stage 2. Students who did not achieve a HC3 or better in the Leaving Certificate Applied & Computational Mathematics, and who wish to remain eligible for Applied & Computational Mathematics, must take ACM10080 in Stage 1.

Core/Option Code Title Credits Semester C ACM10060 Introduction to Applied & Computational Mathematics 5 2 C MATH10340 Linear Algebra in the Mathematical and Physical Sciences 5 1 C MATH10350 Calculus in the Mathematical and Physical Sciences 5 2 C SCI10010 Scientific Enquiry 5 1 C STAT10060 Statistical Modelling 5 2 CC ACM10080 App Maths: Methods and Applic 5 1 PC MATH10040 Numbers and Functions 5 1 PC MATH10320 Mathematical Analysis 5 2 Recommended Module ACM10070 Maths Modelling in the Sciences 5 1 STAT10140 Research Methods for Science 5 1 STAT10050 Introduction to Statistical Modelling 5 1&2

Physics Physics with Astronomy & Space Science TheoreticalPhysics Students take at least 3 core modules in Stage 1. Students intending to complete a degree in Theoretical Physics must take ACM10060 in Year 1 (Stage 1) but may take it either Stage 1 or Stage 2 for Physics or Physics with Astronomy & Space Science. Students wishing to take Physics with Astronomy & Space Science must also take PHYC10050 in Stage 1 or Stage 2. Students who did not achieve an AO2 or HD1 in Leaving Certificate Mathematics must take MATH00010. Students who must take MATH00010 in Stage 1 may take MATH10340 in Stage 2. Students who did not achieve a HC3 or better in Leaving Certficate Physics must take PHYC10070 in Stage 1. Students who did not achieve a HC3 or better in the Leaving Certificate Applied Mathematics, and who wish to remain eligible for Theoretical Physics, Physics or Physics with Astronomy and Space Science, must take ACM10080 in Stage 1. Students intending to progress to a degree in a Physics subject may take PHYC20030 and PHYC20080 in Stage 1 or Stage 2 (see page 22 for LC requirements for PHYC 20080 in Stage 1). Core/Option Code Title Credits Semester C MATH10350 Calculus in the Math. and Phy. Sciences 5 2 C PHYC10080 Frontiers of Physics 5 2 C SCI10010 Scientific Enquiry 5 1 CC ACM10080 Applied Mathematics: Mechanics & Methods 5 1 CC PHYC10070 Foundations of Physics 5 1 PC ACM10060 Applications of Different Equations 5 2 PC PHYC10050 Astronomy & Space Science 5 1 PC PHYC20030 Thermal Physics and Materials 5 2 PC PHYC20080 Field, waves & light 5 1 Set A CC MATH00010 Introduction to Mathematics 5 1 PC MATH10340 Linear Algebra in Math. and Phy. Sci. 5 1 Recommended Module STAT10140 Research Methods for Science 5 1 PHYC10210 Quanta, Particles & Relativity 5 1 Physics and Mathematics Education Students take at least 6 core modules in Stage 1. Students who did not achieve a HC3 or better in Leaving Certificate Chemistry must take CHEM00010. Students who did not achieve a HC3 or better in Leaving Certificate Biology must take BIOL00010. Students who did not achieve a HC3 or better in Leaving Certificate Physics, and who wish to remain eligible for Physics and Mathematics Education, must take PHYC 10070 in Stage 1. Students who did not receive a HC3 or better in the Leaving Certificate Applied & Computational Mathematics, and who wish to remain eligible for Physics and Mathematics Education, must take ACM10080 in Stage 1. Students intending to progress to a degree in Physics and Mathematics Education may take ACM10060, PHYC20030 and PHYC20080 in Stage 1 or Stage 2 (see page 22 for LC requirements for PHYC 20080 in Stage 1). Core/Option Code Title Credits Semester C EDUC10130 Teaching & Learning Calculus 5 2 C MATH10340 Linear Algebra in Math. and Phy. Sci. 5 1 C MATH10350 Calculus in the Math. and Phy. Sci. 5 2 C PHYC10080 Frontiers of Physics 5 2 C SCI10010 Scientific Enquiry 5 1 C STAT10060 Statistical Modelling 5 2 CC ACM10080 App Maths: Methods and Applic 5 1 CC BIOL00010 Fundamentals of Biology 5 1 CC CHEM00010 Introductory Chemistry 5 1 CC PHYC10070 Foundations of Physics 5 1 PC ACM10060 Intro. to App. & Comp. Mathematics 5 2 PC PHYC20030 Thermal Physics and Materials 5 2 PC PHYC20080 Field, waves & light 5 1

33 DENOMINATED PROGRAMMES STAGE 1 DN201 BSC IN COMPUTER SCIENCE Students take 10 core modules and a further 2 modules as electives. Students who did not achieve a minimum grade A2 Ordinary Level or HC3 in Higher Level Certificate Mathematics (GCSE; grade A, A level; grade C) must take MATH00010. Core/Option Code Title Credits Semester C COMP10030 Algorithmic Problem Solving 5 1 C COMP10040 Introduction to Computer Architecture 5 2 C COMP10050 Software Engineering Project I 5 2 C COMP10070 Formal Foundations 5 1 C COMP10110 Computer Programming I 5 1 C COMP10120 Computer Programming II 5 2 C COMP10130 Computer Science in Practice 5 1 C MATH10200 Matrix Algebra 5 1 C MATH10210 Foundations of Mathematics for Computer Science I 5 1 C MATH10220 Foundations of Mathematics for Computer Science II 5 2 CC MATH00010 Introduction to Mathematics 5 1 DN230BACHELOR OF ACTUARIAL AND FINANCIAL STUDIES Students take all 10 core modules and a further 2 elective modules. Core/Option Code Title Credits Semester C ACC10040 Financial Accounting 5 2 C ACM10070 Math Modelling in the Sciences 5 1 C COMP10010 Introduction to Programming I 5 1 C COMP10020 Introduction to Programming II 5 2 C ECON10020 Principles of Macroeconomics 5 2 C ECON10720 Business Economics 5 1 & 2 C MATH10040 Numbers & Functions 5 1 C MATH10340 Linear Algebra in the Mathematical and Physical Sciences 5 1 C MATH10350 Calculus for the Mathematical and Physical Sciences 5 2 C STAT10060 Statistical Modelling 5 2

34 Level 0 and Level 1 Module Descriptors ACM10060 Applications of Differential Equations Semester 2 This course introduces students to the theory of differential equations and dynamical systems and to their many applications as mathematical models. The topics covered prepare the student for more advanced subjects in ordinary differential equations, dynamical systems theory, numerical methods and partial differential equations.Course Outline:A) Review of the theory of 1st-order ODEsB) 2nd-order ODEs:DefinitionsLinear vs. nonlinearDimensional analysisExamplesC) Theory of 2nd-order linear ODEs: Superposition principleWronskians and linear independenceMethod of undetermined coefficientsAbel's formulaMethod of variation of parametersExamples: forced and damped systems, Riccati equation, mechanical oscillations, resonances, etc.D) Systems of 2 coupled ODEs:Linear and nonlinearPhase plane analysisCritical points and classifications in terms of eigendirections and eigenvaluesJacobi last multiplier method (integrating factor)Non-autonomous systems and chaosExamples: population models, the tragedy of the commons, epidemic models, etc.E) Numerical methods:Numerical Root Finding: Newton method and other iteration methodsLink with critical points of systems of ODEsConvergence and stability of the iteration methodsEuler method for time evolution of coupled ODEsExamples: Solving transcendental equations in classical and quantum mechanics, finding the critical points of highly non-linear ODE systems, integrating numerically ODE systems such as the chaotic Lorentz model or the integrable prey-predator system Module Coordinator: Miguel Bustamante Level 1 5 Credits ACM10070 Mathematical Modelling in the Sciences Semester 1 This module is an introduction to the mathematical modeling of phenomena in many branches of the physical and biological science. The models are formulated in terms of difference and differential equations and the students are introduced to the basic properties of these equations and certain analytical (i.e. "pen and paper") techniques for solving them.[Mathematical background] Linear and non-linear ODEs, the order of a differential equation, separability of ODEs, homogeneity and inhomogeneity of ODEs, [Solution methods] substitution, separation of variables, integrating-factor technique, the exponential substitution for second-order linear homogeneous problems, the criterion for the existence and uniqueness of solutions, [Qualitative methods] Vector fields, simple vector fields for autonomous ODEs, fixed points and bifurcations, [Modelling techniques] Dimensional analysis, the scientific method, “theory” versus “model”, [Applications] These include (but are not necessarily limited to) population models, fisheries models with harvesting, drug delivery, interest rates, epidemics, the fluid analogy of electrical circuits, RC and LRC circuits, [Discrete systems] discrete population dynamics, the Fibonacci sequence, properties of discrete maps (fixed points, orbits, stability), chaos in discrete maps, cellular automata Module Coordinator: Lennon Ó'Náraigh Level 1 5 Credits ACM10080 Applied Maths: Mechanics and Methods Semester 1 This course introduces students to:A. The basic principles of Newtonian Mechanics. It focuses on applications of Newton's laws with an emphasis on problem solving. The topics covered include vectors, force, momentum and Newton's laws of motion. B. Solution techniques for differential and difference equations arising in Sciences. Topics include: Basic mathematical models, Separable equations, Exact equations and integrating factors, Slope Fields, First order difference equations Module Coordinator: Adrian Ottewill Level 1 5 Credits ACM10090 Climate Change:Causes & Consequences Semester 1 This module is for everyone with an interest in climate change!We know that the Earth's climate is changing. However, there are often conflicting stories about how and why this is happening. What is right? How do we know? In this module, we aim to clear up this confusion by asking critical questions about the different theories to discover the science behind each one.This module will provide an accessible introduction to the science of climate change, allowing students to understand this vital topic, and to appreciate the challenges and consequences for our future.We will consider key questions about climate change, such as: -- What is the Earth's climate? -- How has it changed in the past? -- What causes it to change? -- Have there been changes in climate extremes? -- How will the climate change in the future? -- Does this represent a minor risk, or a major threat? Module Coordinator: Conor Sweeney Level 1 5 Credits

35 BIOL00010 Fundamentals of Biology Semester 1 This course provides an introduction to the general principles of Biology for those who have little background knowledge of this subject. A wide range of biological concepts will be covered, including cells, organisms and ecology. These areas will be studied through addressing the question of how water availability affects life from cellular, physiological and ecological perspectives. For example, it will show how water availability determines where organisms live and how it affects their form and function (i.e. their appearance, physiology and cellular structure). The overall aim of this module is to provide a basic understanding of biology and put this in the context of the many diverse and developing research areas that exist in biology today.

Module Coordinator: Emmanuel Reynaud Level 0 5 Credits BIOL10090 Organisms & the Environment Semester 1 Module 10090 provides an introduction into how biological life interacts with the global system. The module will introduce and consider how the structure of different types of organisms relates to their function, how organisms derive nutrition from their environment, how organisms reproduce, and how organisms adapt to different environments. General ecological concepts and climate change will also be introduced. Module Coordinator: Tom Wilkinson Level 1 5 Credits BIOL10100 Diversity of Life Semester 1 Diversity of organisms from viruses and bacteria through unicellular protists to multicellular fungi, plants and animals. The following topics will be studied: origin and nature of biodiversity; evidence for evolution; microevolution and macroevolution; natural selection and speciation. Students will carry out an on-line research project. Students will be expected to purchase on-line access to course material for this module. Module Coordinator: Gavin Stewart Level 1 5 Credits BIOL10110 Cell Biology & Genetics Semester 2 This module will provide an introduction to the cell, its structure and functioning. Also the basis of genetics and inheritance will be explored. The following topics will be covered: (1) An overview of cell structure, content and the macromolecules within them; (2) An introduction into cell communication, signalling and messaging; (3) How cells work- cellular respiration, fermentation and photosynthesis; (4) The cell cycle and the key roles of cell division; (5) How meosis and sexual life cycles provide biological variation; (6) Introduction into genes and inheritance from a Mendelian perspective; (6) The link between chromosomes, genes and inheritance; (7) DNA and the molecular basis of inheritance; (8) How proteins are made from genes; (9) How genomes can inform our understanding of life's diversity; (10) Brief introduction into basic genetic molecular techniques.The student is required to attend 22 lectures, five three-hour practicals and complete online continuous assessments. The student is required to purchase the Campbell Biology book or E-Book to attain access to the online assessments. Module Coordinator: Emma Teeling Level 1 5 Credits BMOL10030 Biomedical Sciences: Understanding Human Disease. Semester 2 This module will introduce students to Biomedical Science and the molecular basis of neuronal, cardiovascular, infectious, hormonal and immune diseases. Students will learn about fundamental metabolism, the structure and function of each affected organ or biological system, and how these may be disrupted to manifest into disease and clinical symptoms. The risk factors associated with each disease (e.g. genetic, environmental, diet/lifestyle) will be investigated, and current therapies and research efforts to prevent and cure the diseases will be discussed. The module provides a foundation for further studies in Biochemistry, Genetics, Microbiology, Neuroscience, Pharmacology and Physiology.

Module Coordinator: Patricia Maguire Level 1 5 Credits CHEM00010 Introductory Chemistry Semester 1 The module is intended for students without a strong background in Chemistry. It will provide an overview of the subject, with an emphasis on fundamental principles. Topics will include: atomic structure and the periodic table; ionic and covalent bonding; shapes of covalent compounds; Lewis structures; chemical reactions, including balancing chemical equations, calculating chemical amounts as moles; oxidation and reduction reactions and the acid base reaction; the properties and structures of carbon compounds. The principles will be illustrated by

36 examples of the chemistry of different elements including nitrogen, carbon, hydrogen, the alkali metals and alkaline earth metals and the halogens.. Module Coordinator: Michael Casey Level 0 5 Credits CHEM10040 The Molecular World Semester 1 This is an optional module intended for students with a background in Chemistry at Leaving Certificate or equivalent. The purposes of the module are to reinforce key basic concepts, and to introduce students to the central role that molecular science now plays in understanding our environment, in understanding life processes, and in the design of new materials and medicines. The first section of the course introduces basic atomic theory and chemical bonding, and chemical energetics. These concepts are used to study various environmental problems, including pollution, the greenhouse effect and several methods of energy generation. The second half consists of a series of case studies of important drugs, including aspirin, the beta-lactam antibiotics and cimetidine. The case studies are used to revise fundamental concepts of structure and reactivity of organic compounds, and to illustrate the development of medicinal chemistry and the key role that it plays in alleviating human suffering.There are five laboratory sessions associated withthe module and these will involve student preparation (using an online assessment), a practical component and a laboratory report. Module Coordinator: James Sullivan Level 1 5 Credits CHEM10050 Basis of Organic and Biological Chemistry Semester 2 The module is an introduction to organic chemistry, the chemistry of carbon. It covers the common organic molecules (alkenes, alcohols, amines, carbonyls etc.) and emphasises their recognition, naming, reactions and relevance to everyday life and health. Specific topics include 3D aspects of chemistry, what exactly happens in a chemical reaction and how it is done in practice. A significant proportion of the module is devoted to the larger molecules of life (proteins, carbohydrates, fats) and shows how these can be understood in terms of the simpler molecules.

Module Coordinator: Michael Casey Level 1 5 Credits CHEM10100 Aspects of Medicinal Chemistry and Chemical Biology Semester 2 This is a module that will discuss aspects of Medicinal Chemistry and Chemical Biology. Case studies will be used throughout the module to exemplify chemical and biological aspects of drugs, natural products and vaccines. The aim of this module is to introduce students to the concepts that are at the bases of interdisciplinary subjects such as chemistry and biology, pharmacology and drug development. Workshops on scientific language and scientific presentation, paper analysis and critical thinking will be held throughout the semester. Students will also work on a project aiming at conveying a scientific message to a lay audience. A basic chemistry knowledge is strongly recommended.

Module Coordinator: Francesca Paradisi Level 1 5 Credits COMP10010 Introduction to Programming I Semester 1 This is a module for all students interested in using and understanding computers. In this module students will learn the practical skill of how to program a computer to make it do what they want it to do. Students will learn how to write simple computer programs that can solve problems; how to write simple programs that can process different sorts of information; and how to write programs that can respond differently to different situations. Students will find these skills very useful in all areas of study, not just computer science. Module Coordinator: Gianluca Pollastri Level 1 5 Credits COMP10020 Introduction to Programming II Semester 2 This is a module for all students interested in learning more about programming a computer to make it do what they want it to do. In this module students will learn two important techniques that make writing computer programs easier and more successful. First, students will learn to take a 'divide and conquer' approach to programming, in which a complex programming task is split into a set of simple procedures: pieces of program that are easy to write. These procedures are then combined to produce a completed program. Second, students will learn to take an 'object oriented' approach to programming, in which they see their computer programs as manipulating objects similar to those they encounter in the real world.

Module Coordinator: Damian Dalton Level 1 5 Credits

37 COMP10030 Algorithmic Problem Solving Semester 1 Aims and Objectives : Over the last 40 years Computing Scientists have learned a lot about Problem Solving. What we will do in this modue is to interoduce you to some of the techniques and strategies which we have learned. For anyone intending to read for a degree in Computer Science, this module will introduce you to a number of the fundamental concepts which you will use again and again throughout your studies and subsequent career.If you intend to read for a degree in another subject you will still benefit from taking the module because the problem solving techniques can be applied in most other areas.The material will be presented using puzzles and games and does not require any computer skills.

Module Coordinator: Henry McLoughlin Level 1 5 Credits COMP10040 Introduction to Computer Architecture Semester 2 This course provides an introduction to computer architecture and organisation. The digital electronic circuits underlying computer systems are explained, introducing the concepts of the transistor, integrated circuit, combinational circuit and sequential circuit. Based on this, the logical operation of computers is considered including logic gates, Boolean algebra and binary number systems. The architecture of modern computer systems is described. The organization of computer components is developed with special emphasis on memory systems. Finally, the fundamentals of computer technology are covered, including motherboards, storage devices, IO systems, communications and networking.

Module Coordinator: Damian Dalton Level 1 5 Credits COMP10050 Software Engineering Project 1 Semester 2 This module focuses on developing a student's ability to program and is designed to supplement the Introduction to Programming modules COMP10010 and COMP10020. - Students will be introduced to current research work that is carried out in the School. - Seminar series from various industry speakers. The goal is to give the students a flavour of how software is designed and developed in industry, the size of development team, and the complexity of the design process. The last component of the module is to get the students to design and implement a moderately complex software project in Java using a programming-based learning environment, such as Alice, Bluej, Greenfoot, etc.

Module Coordinator: Pádraig Cunningham Level 1 5 Credits COMP10060 Computer Science for Engineers I Semester 2 This course provides students with an introduction to computer programming. Major topics include algorithm development, programming fundamentals, control flow, and data structures. By the end of the course, students will be able to write simple programs to solve small-scale problems. The module is introductory in nature and assumes no previous programming knowledge, and so is suitable for first year students, who require a formal and structured introduction.This module will include 10 two-hour computing practicals. Module Coordinator: John Murphy Level 1 5 Credits COMP10070 Formal Foundations Semester 1 In addition to becoming skilled in Programming and Problem Solving, Computer Scientists need to be aware of the limitations of particular techniques and be able to test for correctness of programs they produce. This course introduces students to the logical fundamentals underlying proof of correctness (propositional and predicate logic, proof techniques) and to the concept of a finite state machine, a restricted computational model used in many application domains. This course is very practical in nature and students will be required to apply the techniques they have learned to a particular set of problems.

Module Coordinator: John Dunnion Level 1 5 Credits COMP10110 Computer Programming I Semester 1 In this module students will learn how to program a computer using a simple programming language (e.g. C). Students will learn how to make many simple things happen and how to solve simple problems by programming. After taking the course the students should be able to: understand the basic ideas of programming and be familiar with variables, arrays, strings, conditionals, loops, terminal and file I/O, functions, etc.; confidently write computer programs in the language they have learned during the course; run programs, to produce results. Module Coordinator: Joseph Carthy Level 1 5 Credits

38 COMP10120 Computer Programming II Semester 2 This module constitutes the second part of the Computer Programming and it is a continuation of what it was covered in COMP 10110 (Computer Programming I). Some concepts which were already covered in the first semester will be studied here in details. In addition we will look at some other concepts which were not introduced so far, such as pointers, arrays, structures and unions, structures and list processing, functions, the C pre-processor, advanced Input/Output functions, etc. We will see also the standard libraries, their content, and how they are defined and built. A strong emphasis is placed on the development of practical programming skills, for building software applications. The course is designed to give a sound understanding of the programming techniques, and how to get your application programs from the design phase to its implementation. Module Coordinator: Mohand Kechadi Level 1 5 Credits COMP10130 Computer Science in Practice Semester 1 This module will introduce students to the breadth and depth of Computer Science. The course will cover major areas of current activity in the School with different guest lecturers giving weekly talks on the topics covered; for example, social networking, graph theory, evolutionary computing, databases, and natural language processing. The module has a significant practical component running parallel to the lectures that will involve group presentations, additional topic research and the development of related skills. Part of the module will cover aspects of career development to help students understand, for example, personality/work environment fit, public and private sector employment opportunities (content subject to market fluctuation), and professional practice at work. Contact will be made with graduate employers within the IT sector. Module Coordinator: Mark Keane Level 1 5 Credits EDUC10130 Teaching & Learning Mathematics Semester 2 This module is a core Stage 1 module for anyone wishing to pursue one of the Science and Mathematics Education pathways in DN200. As this is the first “education step” of a five-year programme, in this module we will focus mainly on learning - in particular we will encourage you to examine your own learning of mathematics at post-primary school and your concurrent learning of mathematics at university. We will introduce you to theories and ideas of how people learn and approach learning in general, and then focus on studies carried out in post-primary mathematics classrooms that illustrate the impact that specific teaching approaches have on learning. Throughout the module we will ask you to use these theories and ideas as lens to examine your own mathematics learning.Although you will not be asked to teach students in this module, we do want to gradually introduce you to some of the complexities of teaching mathematics at post-primary school. To that end we ask you to engage, as part of a team, in a semester long project to design a one-hour, interactive workshop aimed at transition year students, to be delivered during Maths Week. In the design of the workshop we will look for evidence of how you have incorporated the theories and ideas of learning discussed throughout the semester. Throughout the module we will ask you to keep a journal. We will be asking you to engage in critical reflection – which is an essential skill of the professional teacher. Even if you do not wish to be a teacher, this module will enable you to reflect on your learning, and provide you with an opportunity to improve your communication skills.

Module Coordinator: Ciaran Sugrue Level 1 5 Credits GEOL10010 How the Earth Works Semester 1 This module presents the evidence for our understanding of Earth behaviour, including the following topics: the origin of the Earth in the context of the Solar System; the importance of the theory of plate tectonics as an explanation of geological processes; geological time and the geological evolution of the Earth; earthquakes: hazards and faults; rock-forming processes; the origin of water, hydrocarbon and metallic mineral deposits; the environmental consequences of geological processes; the origin, evolution and extinction of life. Module Coordinator: Julian Menuge Level 1 5 Credits GEOL10020 Earth Science and Materials Semester 2 Through closely related lectures and laboratory classes, this module outlines the physical, chemical and biological processes leading to the formation of Earth materials. Topics include: minerals as the building blocks of rocks; melting, crystallization and the formation of igneous rocks; weathering, erosion, sedimentary processes and the formation of sedimentary rocks; stress, strain and the formation of geological structures; solid state recrystallization and the formation of metamorphic rocks; economic uses of minerals, rocks, groundwater and

39 hydrocarbons; the engineering properties of rocks; the use of invertebrate fossils for dating and reconstruction of past environments. Module Coordinator: Julian Menuge Level 1 5 Credits GEOL10030 Field Geology, Level 1 Semester 2 This is an intensive, mainly field-based and residential, course, which will take place mainly in one week within the Spring Break covering the following topics: Topographic and geological maps, basic principles of navigation; plate tectonics and the geological history of Ireland; sedimentary, igneous and metamorphic processes; Irish mineral, hydrocarbon and coal resources; Geology and landscape features; building materials and quarrying. Module Coordinator: Stephen Daly Level 1 5 Credits GEOL10040 Earth, Environment and Society Semester 2 Planet Earth is a complex interconnected system in which human activities can have disproportionate and unintended impacts. The effect of human activities on the `health' of our planet is now a major concern globally, not only to scientists, but also to economists, policymakers and governments. This open elective module explores the causes and consequences of human induced changes and how they interact with Earth's natural processes. Key topics include climate change and geohazards, the carbon economy, the global energy landscape, the role of sustainable and renewable energy, as well as the provision of metal, non-metal and water resources for a rapidly expanding human population in the 21st century. The module also deals with possible approaches for the mitigation of climate change and environmental degradation, the effects of societal decisions on greenhouse gas emissions and the possible role of geo-engineered solutions. The concept of sustainable development and the near and long-term future of Planet Earth are also discussed. This module complements GEOL10050 Earth and Humanity. GEOL10040 focusses on how humans affect the environment, whereas GEOL10050 deals with how the Earth has affected and continues to influence humanity.

Module Coordinator: Frank McDermott Level 1 5 Credits GEOL10050 Earth and Humanity Semester 1 or 2 This open elective module considers how geological agents have shaped the pattern of human evolution, the development of agricultural and early industrial civilisations, and impact on the general health of these and today's societies. The lectures are supplemented by a comprehensive on-line learning resource. The first part investigates how environmental conditions (e.g. fluctuating climatic conditions, natural resource availability, geohazards and catastrophic natural events) influenced the evolution, migration and settlement patterns of hominid and early-modern human populations in the recent geological past. The second part of the module examines how, over the past ten thousand years, geology has influenced the development of agriculture, cities and an increasingly sophisticated use of metals, water and other earth resources up to the Industrial Revolution. The increasing effect of humans on the environment over time will be explored, including examples of civilisations ended by their own environmental impact; the collapse of civilisations as the result of external geological forces is also considered. The third part of the module focuses on how geological and related environmental factors continue to exert strong effects on the health and wellbeing of billions of people in the 21st century. Medical Geology, an emerging discipline in environmental and human health, is introduced. Case studies will be used to illustrate the beneficial and harmful effects of metals, metalloids and mineral dust on human health and their links with geological environments. The module complements GEOL10040, in which the current and future impact of humans on the global system is considered.

Module Coordinator: Patrick Orr Level 1 5 Credits MATH00010 Introduction to Mathematics Semester 1 This is an introductory module that is intended to help incoming students to understand and master those topics from Leaving Certificate mathematics that are necessary for successful engagement with the School's level 1 modules in mathematics. Topics include: fractions, exponents, manipulating and simplifying algebraic expressions, roots of simple polynomials, scientific notation, metric prefixes, units, percentages, ratios, proportions, solving quadratic equations, graphs and functions, exp and log, probability, examples and applications in the Sciences. Module Coordinator: Thomas Unger Level 0 5 Credits

40 MATH10040 Numbers & Functions Semester 1 This module is an introduction to the joys and challenges of mathematical reasoning and mathematical problem- solving, organised primarily around the theme of properties of the whole numbers.It begins with an introduction to some basic notions of mathematics and logic such as proof by contradiction and mathematical induction.It introduces the language of sets and functions, including injective surjective and bijective maps and the related notions of left-, right- and 2-sided inverses. Equivalence relations, equivalence classes.It covers basic important principles in combinatorics such as the Principle of Inclusion-Exclusion and the Pigeonhole Principle. The greater part of the module is devoted to number theory: integers, greatest common divisors, prime numbers, Euclid's algorithm, the Fundamental Theorem of Arithmetic, congruences, Fermat's theorem, Euler's theorem, and arithmetic modulo a prime and applications. The module concludes with some topics from elementary coding theory / cryptography such as the RSA encryption system.

Module Coordinator: Kevin Hutchinson Level 1 5 Credits MATH10200 Matrix Algebra Semester 1 This is an introductory module in matrix algebra designed for computer science students.A course outline is given below.SLEs: solving systems of linear equations, in/consistent solutions, solution setsMatrix Operations: addition and multiplication of matrices, properties of matrix operations (assoc., dist. Laws etc), transpose, trace, inverse, determinant, partitioned matricesLinear Transformations: matrix transformationsApplications: network flow, input-output models, difference equations, computer graphicsStudents will be introduced to the MAPLE package, which has many pre-defined functions to deal with matrix computations. This will allow students to handle more complicated problems, closer to real-world applications.

Module Coordinator: Hermann Render Level 1 5 Credits MATH10210 Foundations of Mathematics for Computer Science I Semester 1 This module offeres a first introduction to principles of discrete mathematics, with a presentation for students of computer science. A brief course outline can be read below.Basic Algebra: algebraic manipulations, substitutions, inequalities, summations, operationsPrinciples of Proof: predicates and quantifiers, direct argument, contrapositive, constructive proofs, proof by contradiction, proof by induction Sets: operations and constructions on sets, properties of sets, De Morgan's laws Functions: domain and range, injectivity, surjectivity, invertibility, floor and ceiling, max and min, binomial coefficients, Module Coordinator: Eimear Byrne Level 1 5 Credits MATH10220 Foundations of Mathematics for Computer Science II Semester 2 This module continues with topics in discrete mathematics, building on ideas presented in MATH10210. 1. Permutations: Cycles, Disjoint Cycle Representations, Order, Sign. 2. Basic Counting Principles: Pigeonhole Principle, Inclusion Exclusion, Ordered and Unordered Selections with or without Repetition, Binomial and Multinomial Theorem. 3. Advanced Counting Principles: Generating Functions, Linear Recurrencies, Counting Equivalent Colourings, Symmetry Groups and Cycle Index.

Module Coordinator: Marcus Greferath Level 1 5 Credits MATH10290 Linear Algebra for Science Semester 1 This module is offered to first year science students. It is a comprehensive introduction into basic linear-algebraic structures and methods. It coveres the algebra of matrices and analytic geometry in up to three dimensions. A main emphasis is put on methodological aspects as opposed to theoretical aspects and rigid theorem proving. Applications to science will be part of the discussion. Module Coordinator: Helena Smigoc Level 1 5 Credits MATH10310 Calculus for Science Semester 2 This module is an introduction to differential calculus and its applications, assuming no prior knowledge of the topic. Introduction to functions and their graphs: linear functions, quadratics, higher degree polynomials, rational functions. The algebra of powers and roots. Limits of functions. The average rate of change of a function. The derivative as the instantaneous rate of change and the slope of a tangent line. Rules for computing derivatives.

41 The exponential function and the natural logarithm. Using the derivative to sketch graphs and solve max/min problems. A preview of integration and areas. Applications in the sciences. Module Coordinator: Rupert Levene Level 1 5 Credits MATH10320 Mathematical Analysis Semester 2 This module is designed to introduce students to the fundamental concepts of Real Analysis. Topics investigated will include, The Completeness Axiom, Sequences, Series, Absolutely and Conditional Convergence of Series, Power series, Cardinality of sets, Continuity and properties of continuous functions. Boundedness Theorem and Intermediate Value Theorem.

Module Coordinator: Christopher Boyd Level 1 5 Credits MATH10340 Linear Algebra in the Mathematical and Physical Sciences Semester 1 Students will cover mathematical topics and concepts essential to the study of the Mathematical and Physical Sciences. Topics covered include: (1) a review of complex numbers - their fundamental arithmetic, Euler's formula and roots of unity; (2) matrices - sums, products and transposes, determinants of (n x n)-matrices, their computation for small n, and the adjugate method of finding inverses; (3) solutions of systems of linear equations by Gaussian elimination, connections between matrices and linear systems, and elementary matrices and their effects on determinants; (4) vectors in n-dimensional real and complex space, scalar products, angles between vectors, the Cauchy-Schwarz inequality, orthogonal projections, vector products and lines and planes in 3-space; (5) eigenvalues and eigenvectors of (n x n)-matrices, and their computation for small n; (6) bases in n-dimensional space, subspaces, linearly independent and spanning sets, bases and dimension, eigenspaces and orthonormal bases. Examples and applications of these topics in the Mathematical and Physical Sciences will be presented throughout the module.

Module Coordinator: Richard Smith Level 1 5 Credits MATH10350 Calculus in the Mathematical and Physical Sciences Semester 2 Following an initial discussion of the notions of the limit of a function and continuity, the module focuses on derivatives and tangent lines, various rules for differentiation, and the differentiation of trigonometric functions and inverse functions. Attention is given to an important result, the mean value theorem and its consequences, as well as optimization problems. The second main emphasis concerns the notions of area and the definite integral, which are related to differentiation by the Fundamental Theorem of Calculus. There will be a study of the logarithmic and exponential functions and various techniques of integration. Applications of calculus to the physical sciences will be provided throughout the module.

Module Coordinator: Stephen Gardiner Level 1 5 Credits PHYC10050 Astronomy & Space Science Semester 1 We live in a golden age of astronomy. This module provides an introduction to astronomy, from the earliest theories through to the most current scientific knowledge of the universe. Topics include the solar system, extrasolar planets, the sun, stars and their evolution, black holes and the Big Bang. There is an emphasis on the role of space-based technology in our understanding of the formation and evolution of the universe and its contents. This module is not highly mathematical or quantitative and is probably not appealing to students seeking a rigorous mathematical introduction to the subject.

Module Coordinator: Thomas McCormack Level 1 5 Credits PHYC10070 Foundations of Physics Semester 1 This module provides an introduction to fundamental concepts in physics. It is intended both for students who have studied physics in school, and those who are new to the subject. This module introduces classical mechanics, Newton's laws, momentum, work end energy. The physics of waves is introduced and applied to sound and the propagation of light. Topics also include thermal physics, electricity and magnetism. Module Coordinator: Peter Duffy Level 1 5 Credits PHYC10080 Frontiers of Physics Semester 2 This module introduces Einstein's theory of Special Relativity and the basis for the theory of Quantum Mechanics, with applications in atomic, nuclear and particle physics. The Lorentz Transformations are derived and used to explain length contraction and time dilation. E=mc2 is derived and simple particle kinematics are investigated.

42 The nature of light is probed through the two-slit experiment and the photoelectric effect. Wave particle duality is discussed. The quantisation of energy and momentum is proposed and illustrated through Compton scattering and atomic spectra. Bohr's model of the atom is described. The fundamental particles, quarks and leptons, and the fundamental forces are described using the language of Feynman diagrams. alpha- beta- and gamma- radiation are explained from the perspective of the weak and strong forces. Radioactivity, including radioisotopic dating, is described. A model for the nucleus is discussed leading to an understanding of fission and fusion. Module Coordinator: Ronan McNulty Level 1 5 Credits PHYC10210 Quanta, Particles & Relativity Semester 2 This module provides a thorough introduction to the Theory of Special Relativity and its application to laboratory and astrophysical problems. Galilean invariance and inertial frames of reference are introduced. The challenges posed by Maxwell's work on electromagnetic radiation and the Michelson-Morley experiment are discussed. Einstein's postulates are described and the Lorentz transformations derived. The kinematic consequences are derived including length contraction, time dilation, velocity transformation and the relativistic Doppler effect. Proper time and spacetime diagrams are introduced and used to analysis the twin "paradox". The dynamical results of special relativity are described including mass-energy equivalence, force, acceleration and conservation laws. These are applied to particles and quanta in laboratory and astrophysical problems. On completion of this module the student will, 1. have a thorough understanding of the Special Theory of Relativity and its applications, 2. understand the algebraic and diagramatic techniques used and, 3. be able to solve detailed problems in Special Relativiy. Module Coordinator: Peter Duffy Level 1 5 Credits SCI10010 Principles of Scientific Enquiry Semester 1 This module introduces students to the principles of scientific enquiry through lectures and group work. Working in small groups, students in conjunction with their academic mentor will identify a scientific problem, research the literature and produce a review. The work will develop students independent study skills. This module involves staff from all disciplines within the Science Programme and students are encouraged to undertake their project work in a discipline that is of particular interest to them. Using a project based approach; students will learn communication and presentation skills, methods of sourcing scientific information, scientific writing and analysis.Formal direction on teamwork, communication, presenting, sourcing and appraising information, scientific reading and writing, and critical thinking will be central to this module. Module Coordinator: Thomas Bolger Level 1 5 Credits STAT10010 Research Methods for the Social Science, Business and the Humanities Semester 1 This module is aimed at students majoring in Social Science, Science, Business, Medicine or any other degree programme. These students may not intend to major in Statistics but would like to get some exposure to the basic concepts of data collection and analysis. Students do not need to be mathematically proficient before taking this class, the only pre-requisites are basic mathematical skills and an open mind. Topics covered:1. Statistics: The Science of data. 2. Data Sources: Sampling and Opinion Polls, Experiments and Observational Studies 3. Descriptive Statistics: Summarising data, Relationships between variables.4. Inferential Statistics: The Normal Distribution, Simple Linear Regression with applications, How to interpret Hypothesis Tests and Confidence Intervals.

Module Coordinator: James Sweeney Level 1 5 Credits STAT10050 Practical Statistics Semester 1 or 2 This module focusses on practical statistics and computation in real-world scenarios. Students will cover:- How statistics are used- How to turn data into information- How to create statistical graphics- How to obtain data from surveys and designed experiments- Probability theory and random variablesThere will be a particular focus on computing with real world applications. Students will learn how to use both the Minitab and R statistics packages. Module Coordinator: Andrew Parnell Level 1 5 Credits

43 STAT10060 Statistical Modelling Semester 2 Hypothesis Tests and Confidence Intervals for the difference between two population means or proportions using independent samples and using paired data. Hypothesis testing for proportions and independence. Testing the fit for a population model. The simple linear regression model. Inferences based on the estimated regression line. Inferences on the population correlation. Checking model adequacy. Single factor ANOVA. Multiple comparisons. Randomised block experiment. Two-factor ANOVA. Distribution free procedures. One and two way frequency tables.

Module Coordinator: Isobel Gormley Level 1 5 Credits STAT10140 Research Methods for Science Semester 1 This module is aimed at students majoring in Social Science, Science, Business, Medicine or any other degree programme. These students may not intend to major in Statistics but would like to get some exposure to the basic concepts of data collection and analysis. Students do not need to be mathematically proficient before taking this class, the only pre-requisites are basic mathematical skills and an open mind. Topics covered:1. Statistics: The Science of data. 2. Data Sources: Sampling and Opinion Polls, Experiments and Observational Studies 3. Descriptive Statistics: Summarising data, Relationships between variables.4. Inferential Statistics: The Normal Distribution, Simple Linear Regression with applications, How to interpret Hypothesis Tests and Confidence Intervals.

Module Coordinator: Thomas Murphy Level 1 5 Credits BACHELOR OF ACTUARIAL & FINANCIAL STUDIES: NON SCIENCE MODULES ACC10040 Financial Accounting 1 Semester 2 This module provides an introduction to financial accounting practices, usage and regulation. In particular, it introduces students to the preparation and interpretation of company financial statements. On completion of this module, students should be able to: 1. Describe the role of financial accounting in providing information to a variety of user groups. 2. Define assets, liabilities and equity.

3. Explain the accounting equation and describe the statement of financial position (balance sheet). 4. Explain the accruals principle and describe the income statement (profit and loss account). 5. Record basic transactions using the double-entry accounting system. 6. Calculate depreciation and describe the treatment of non-current assets in the accounting system; record additions and disposals of non-current assets and the depreciation charge. 7. Describe the treatment of impaired receivables, accruals and prepayments in the accounting system. Record accruals, prepayments, impairments and changes in the allowance for credit losses. 8.Explain the sources of finance available to a limited company and their accounting treatment. Record issues of share capital, issues and repayments of loans and dividend payments. Record corporation tax liabilities and payments, and transactions involving VAT and PAYE.

9. Prepare a trial balance, and present the income statement and statement of financial position for a small company under International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) regulation. 10. Analyse a statement of financial position and an income statement. Calculate basic accounting ratios and interpret the ratios in the context of a particular business. Evaluate the profitability, liquidity and gearing of a company. 11. Prepare and interpret a statement of cash flows. 12. Identify and discuss accounting aspects of current business news and events. Module Coordinator : Dr Mary Canning Level 1 5 Credits ECON10020 Principles of Macroeconomics Semester 2 This module provides an introduction to macroeconomic principles. The topics covered are: national income accounting, economic growth, short-run determination of national income, money and banking, inflation, unemployment, exchanges rates and the open economy, fiscal and monetary policy. Prerequisite : This module is a pre-requisite for all students planning to take economics as a major at level 2 (second year). This includes

44 (a) economics as a single subject major (b) economics as one of two subjects in a joint major programme (c) economics as a major in a major/minor combination. It is also a prequisite for ECON 2001 (Macroeconomics) and ECON 2011 (Irish Economy) taken as electives. Module Coordinator: Frank Walsh Level 1 5 Credits ECON10270 Business Economics Semester 1 & 2 The aim of this module is to introduce students to the core microeconomic principles and how this can be used in a business environment to help decision making and behavior. On completion of the module students will be able to understand how markets operate; discuss how markets reacts to changes in demand and supply; calculate price and income elasticities; consumer demand and behavior; explain firms’ decision on product selection, marketing and advertising; gain a knowledge of production functions, costs, revenues and profits; describe profit maximization and price/output decision under perfect and imperfect completion. Module Coordinator: David Madden Level 1 5 Credits

45 SCIENCE AND MATHEMATICS EDUCATION The new Science and Mathematics Education Programme is a five-year programme, consisting of a three-year BSc in Mathematics and Science, followed by a two-year MSc in Mathematics and Science Education. On successful completion of the five years of the programme, you are fully qualified to teach Mathematics and either Applied Mathematics, Biology, Chemistry or Physics to Higher Leaving Certificate Level in an Irish post-primary school. If your chosen Science specialisation is Biology, Chemistry or Physics you are also fully qualified to teach Science to Junior Certificate Level. The five-year programme has been approved by the Irish Teaching Council. The aim behind this new programme is that you will not only become a scientist or mathematician, but also a teacher, and throughout the five years of study you will be encouraged to develop this dual identity. To this end, the programme offers you the opportunity to study Science and Mathematics along with Education in an integrated manner. Another key feature of the programme is that in keeping with the flexible structure of DN200 Science, it has been also been designed to enable you to explore and “taste” some Education modules in Stages 1 and 2, allowing you to make an informed decision about whether to pursue a teaching career. Therefore in Stages 1 and 2 while the focus of your studies will be Science and Mathematics, you will have the opportunity to take one Education module in Stage 1 and two Education modules in Stage 2. If your aim is to become a Biology, Chemistry or Physics teacher, then to ensure a well-rounded Science education, you must take at least 10 ECTS credits in all three of these subjects during the first three years of the programme. Should you choose to study Science and Mathematics Education in Stage 3 you will take four Education modules, two of which involve teaching placements - one in a post-primary school and one as a university tutor. You will also spend a short placement in fifth or sixth class of a primary school. Due to the placement component of these modules, there is a cap of 42 places in total for the Science and Mathematics Education pathways in Stage 3. There will be 6 places offered in the Applied Mathematics and Mathematics Education pathway and 12 places in each of the other three pathways of Biology/Chemistry/Physics and Mathematics Education. In the event of competition, places will be offered on the basis of second year results. At the end of Stage 3, subject to receiving a grade point average (GPA) of 3.08 (equivalent to a 2nd Class Honours degree “a 2:1”) you will have direct entry to the two-year MSc in Mathematics and Science Education.

While you will continue some study of Mathematics and Science in Stages 4 and 5 of the programme, Education will be the primary focus of the MSc in Mathematics and Science Education, with a significant placement component. Specifically you will be assigned two year-long placements at two different post-primary schools. These placements are designed so that you will not only obtain teaching experience, but also gain a whole-of- school experience through participating in parent-teacher meetings, timetabling and other school matters. Over the course of the two years you will also develop a Professional Practice Portfolio, and in Stage 5, you will undertake a professional dissertation.

46 SCIENCE STAGE 2 SCIENCE (DN200) BIOLOGICAL, BIOMOLECULAR & BIOMEDICAL SCIENCE (DN200BBB) CHEMISTRY & CHEMICAL SCIENCES (DN200CCS) MATHEMATICAL, PHYSICAL & GEOLOGICAL SCIENCES (DN200MPG) COMPUTER SCIENCE (DN201) ARCHAEOLOGY & GEOLOGY (DN210) BACHELOR OF ACTUARIAL & FINANCIAL STUDIES (DN230) Programme Core – All Biological Subject Streams: (excluding Biology & Mathematics Education – see note below) If not previously taken in Stage 1, Students enrolled to a Biological subject stream must take: • MATH10290 Linear Algebra for Science in Semester 1 in Stage 2. (This rule also applies to Chemistry and Geological subjects).

• At least two of BIOL10090 Organisms & Environment; BIOL10100 Diversity of Life or BMOL10030 in either Stage 1 or Stage 2 NOTE: For Biology & Mathematics Education students must take BIOL10090 and BIOL10100 in either Stage 1 or Stage 2. Programme Core – Physiology and Neuroscience only If Physics has not been taken in the Leaving Certificate, and if not previously taken in Stage 1, students enrolled to Stage 2 Physiology or Stage 2 Neuroscience must take PHYC10070 Foundations in Physics in Semester 1 in Stage 2.

Allowed Substitution and CHEM20090 All BBB subjects in Stage 2 require the module Chemistry for Biologists (CHEM20090) unless a student is also taking a CCS subject in Stage 2 (e.g. Biochemistry and Chemistry). In this case the modules taken as part of the Chemistry syllabus are an allowed substitution for CHEM20090. For this reason, in the tables below, CHEM20090 is marked as C* - core for all BBB subjects unless a student is also taking a CCS subject.

47 DN200 SCIENCE STAGE 2 Students entering Stage 2 Science must select a minimum of two subjects, unless the subjects are entirely within the BBB group in which case you must select a minimum of three subjects. Subject selection will take place online during July 2014. The subjects available to you depend on the modules that you have attempted in Stage 1. When you select your subjects you will be pre-registered to the relevant core modules for Stage 2. You will be able to select your remaining modules when module registration opens in August 2014. Students with between 50 and 60 Stage 1 credits Under University regulations, students are entitled to progress to the next Stage carrying up to 2 failed modules. Within the BSc programme, the following additional progression rules apply.

A student may progress to the next Stage of a subject if they have the possibility of meeting the core and optional requirements of the incomplete stage through repeating or selecting modules and with the approval of the School. Module prerequisites may be waived by a School if a student is taking the appropriate Stage modules as co- requisites. A student will be provisionally accepted into a Subject under the mechanism approved by the Programme Board. STAGE 2 REPEAT STUDENTS Stage 2 Repeats Students returning to a repeat attempt at Stage 2 will find information on how to register to resits and repeats, via the Resit/Repeat/Substitution tab on Current Students website at: http://www.ucd.ie/students/resits_repeats/.

Students returning to a repeat attempt at Stage 2 in 2014-2015 should note that the curriculum for Stage 2 of the BSc degree programme has altered significantly in recent years and, in some instances, a module previously taken by a student in their first attempt at the stage may no longer be offered. In these cases a student should contact the Science Office for advice on appropriate modules (in the place of the now inactive courses) and to ensure that they are meeting the requirements for their subject areas in Stage 2 of their degree. Information on resits and repeats can be found at http://www.ucd.ie/students/resits_repeats/. Students in a repeat attempt at Stage 2 do have the opportunity to select modules from their next stage (via the ‘Next Stage’ tab in their SIS screen). The ability to take these modules can depend on a number of factors including whether these next stage modules will fit into the timetable for the modules required to complete their repeat stage. Other issues that need to be considered are pre-requisites and capacity. IMPORTANT: Significant changes to the policy for the potential compensation of E grades came into effect since 2013-2014. Information on this policy can be found at: http://www.ucd.ie/registry/assessment/student_info/compensation.html

48 Incompatible Stage 2 Subject Combinations There are a number of subjects that cannot be timetabled together and there are some subject combinations (e.g. Theoretical Physics and Neuroscience) that would require a workload that is greater than 60 credits. Every effort has been made to ensure that students can combine a broad choice across all subject areas in second year (Stage 2) but certain combinations of subjects may not be feasible in the timetable. These incompatible combinations are not often sought by students and may be encountered, in limited cases, when students attempt to combine particularly diverse subject areas across the BBB, CCS and MPG groups. In a small number of cases, students may not be able to combine subjects from within one of the BBB, CCS or MPG groups of subjects. These cases are listed below for your information: Incompatible Combinations within the ‘BBB’ group of subjects Subject Is incompatible with Physiology Plant Biology Plant Biology Physiology Incompatible Combinations within the ‘MPG’ group of subjects Subject Is incompatible with Geology Mathematical Science Mathematical Science Geology, Physics, Physics Astronomy & Space Science, Theoretical Physics Physics Mathematical Science Physics with Astronomy & Space Science Mathematical Science Statistics Theoretical Physics Theoretical Physics Mathematical Science, Statistics There are no incompatible combinations within the ‘CCS’ group of subjects If your choice of subjects brings your credit total above 60 (i.e. above 12 modules) then you may also encounter difficulties. There is a great deal of overlap in the modules required for many subjects. It is usually only the selection of a large number of subjects or of an unusually diverse combination of subjects that would result in a credit load above 60 credits.

49 SYLLABUS OF STAGE 2SUBJECTS IN SCIENCE The information given below, while final at the time of printing, should only be used as a guide and not as an official statement of this curriculum. Further information on the programme curriculum, as well as detailed module information, can be found at www.ucd.ie/students/course_search.htm Cores (C), Options (O) and Programme Cores (PC) The tables below list the Cores (C) and Options (O) for each subject in Stage 2 Science. In addition, the tables also list Programme Cores (PC) which are modules that must be taken but not necessarily in Stage 2; they may already have been taken in Stage 1. There are also Programme Cores that can be taken in Stage 3. There are some Programme Cores that affect more than one subject.

Recommended or suggested modules are also listed for some subjects and may be taken by students interested in deepening their knowledge of a particular subject. Please see page 46 for a note on CHEM20090 (C*) BIOLOGICAL,BIOMEDICAL AND BIOMOLECULARSCIENCES (DN200BBB) Biochemistry & Molecular Biology Students take 5 core modules and MUST ALSO TAKE CHEM20090 unless they are taking a CCS subject. Core/Option Code Title Credits Semester C BIOC20050 Principles of Biochemistry 5 1 C BMOL20060 Biomolecular Lab Skills 1 5 1 C BMOL20090 Molecular Genetics & Biotech 5 1 C BMOL20070 Biomolecular Lab Skills 2 5 2 C BMOL20080 Metabolism, Immunity & Infection 5 2 C* CHEM20090 Chemistry for Biologists 5 1 Recommended Modules STAT10140 Research Methods for Science 5 1 Cell & Molecular Biology Students take at least four core modules and MUST ALSO TAKE CHEM20090 unless they are taking a CCS subject.

Core/Option Code Title Credits Semester C BIOL20030 Biological Systems 5 1 C BMOL20060 Biomolecular Lab Skills 1 5 1 C BMOL20090 Molecular Genetics & Biotech 5 1 C CELB20040 Cell & Molecular Biology 1 5 1 C* CHEM20090 Chemistry for Biologists 5 1 Recommended Modules CELB20050 Cell & Molecular Biology II 5 2 GENE20010 Plant and Animal Genetics 5 2 STAT10050 Practical Statistics 5 1,2

50 Environmental Biology Students take at least 2 core modules. Students MUST ALSO TAKE CHEM20090, unless they are taking a CCS subject. Students who intend to do Environmental Biology in Stage 3 should take ENVB20030 in either Stage 2 or Stage 3. Core/Option Code Title Credits Semester C BIOL20030 Biological Systems 5 1 C ENVB20010 Ecology: Populations 5 2 C* CHEM20090 Chemistry for Biologists 5 1 PC ENVB20030 Microbial Interactions 5 1 Recommended Modules AESC20060 Soil Science Basics 5 1 BIOL20010 Global Environment 5 1 BIOL20020 Applied Plant Biology 5 1 BOTN20010 Plant Biotechnology 5 2 BOTN20030 Plant and Algal Biology 5 1 CELB20040 Cell & Molecular Biology I – Principles 5 1 CPSC20040 Physiological Plant Ecology 5 2 FOR20110 Forests, Climate and Carbon 5 2 GENE20010 Plant and Animal Genetics 5 2 STAT10050 Practical Statistics 5 1, 2 ZOOL20010 Animal Form and Function 5 2 ZOOL20020 Animal Behaviour 5 1 ZOOL30030 Evolutionary Biology 5 2 Genetics Students take 2 core modules and MUST ALSO TAKE CHEM20090 unless they are taking a CCS subject. Students take at least three options from Set A or three options from Set B, depending on their choice of other subjects.

Core/Option Code Title Credits Semester C BMOL20090 Molecular Genetics and Biotech 5 1 C GENE20010 Plant and Animal Genetics 5 2 C* CHEM20090 Chemistry for Biologists 5 1 Set A O BIOL20030 Biological Systems 5 1 O BOTN20010 Plant Biotechnology 5 2 O CELB20040 Cell & Molecular Biology I – Principles 5 2 O ZOOL20010 Animal Form and Function 5 2 Set B O BMOL20060 Biomolecular Lab Skills 1 5 1 O BMOL20070 Biomolecular Lab Skills 2 5 2 O BMOL20080 Metabolism, Immunity & Infection 5 2 Recommended Module STAT10140 Research Methods for Science 5 1

51 Microbiology Students take 5 core modules. Students MUST ALSO TAKE CHEM20090 unless they are taking a CCS subject. Core/Option Code Title Credits Semester C BMOL20060 Biomolecular Lab Skills 1 5 1 C BMOL20070 Biomolecular Lab Skills 2 5 2 C BMOL20080 Metabolism, Immunity & Infection 5 2 C BMOL20090 Molecular Genetics and Biotech 5 1 C* CHEM20090 Chemistry for Biologists 5 1 C MICR20050 Principles of Microbiology 5 2 Recommended Modules STAT10140 Research Methods for Science 5 1 Neuroscience Students take the 5 core modules. If not taken in the Leaving Certificate or in Stage 1, students enrolled to Stage 2 Neuroscience MUST TAKE PHYC10070. Students MUST ALSO TAKE CHEM20090 unless they are taking a CCS subject.

Core/Option Code Title Credits Semester C BMOL20060 Biomolecular Lab Skills 1 5 1 C BMOL20070 Biomolecular Lab Skills 2 5 2 C BMOL20080 Metabolism, Immunity & Infection 5 2 C BMOL20090 Molecular Genetics and Biotech 5 1 C* CHEM20090 Chemistry for Biologists 5 1 C NEUR20050 Principles of Neuroscience 5 2 PC PHYC10070 Foundations of Physics 5 1 Recommended Modules STAT10140 Research Methods for Science 5 1 Pharmacology Students take the 5 core modules. Students MUST ALSO TAKE CHEM20090 unless they are taking a CCS subject.

Core/Option Code Title Credits Semester C BMOL20060 Biomolecular Lab Skills 1 5 1 C BMOL20070 Biomolecular Lab Skills 2 5 2 C BMOL20080 Metabolism, Immunity & Infection 5 2 C BMOL20090 Molecular Genetics and Biotech 5 1 C* CHEM20090 Chemistry for Biologists 5 1 C PHAR20040 Pharmacology: Biomedical Science 5 2 Recommended Modules STAT10140 Research Methods for Science 5 1

52 Physiology Students take the 6 core modules. Students MUST ALSO TAKE CHEM20090 unless they are taking a CCS subject. If not taken in the Leaving Certificate or in Stage 1, students enrolled to Stage 2 Physiology MUST TAKE PHYC10070. Core/Option Code Title Credits Semester C BMOL20060 Biomolecular Lab Skills 1 5 1 C BMOL20090 Molecular Genetics and Biotech 5 1 C* CHEM20090 Chemistry for Biology 5 1 C PHYS20040 An introduction to Physiology 5 1 C BMOL20080 Metabolism, Immunity & Infection 5 2 C PHYS20030 Physiology of the internal environment of the human body 5 2 PC PHYS20020 Physiology of Sensing and Responding to the Internal and External Environment 5 2 PC PHYC10070 Foundations of Physics 5 1 Plant Biology Students take at least 2 core modules. Students MUST ALSO TAKE CHEM20090 unless they are taking a CCS subject.

Core/Option Code Title Credits Semester C BIOL20030 Biological Systems 5 1 C BOTN20010 Plant Biotechnology 5 2 C* CHEM20090* Chemistry for Biology 5 1 Recommended Modules BIOL20020 Applied Plant Biology 5 1 CELB20040 Cell & Molecular Biology I – Principles 5 1 ENVB20010 Ecology: Populations 5 2 GENE20010 Plant and Animal Genetics 5 2 ZOOL20010 Animal Form and Function 5 2 STAT10050 Practical Statistics 5 1,2 Zoology Students take 4 core modules in Stage 2. Students MUST ALSO TAKE CHEM20090 unless they are taking a CCS subject. Students intending to progress to Stage 3 Zoology should take CELB20040, ENVB20010 and GENE20010 in either Stage 2 or Stage 3.

Core/Option Code Title Credits Semester C BIOL20030 Biological Systems 5 1 C BMOL20090 Molecular Genetics & Biotechnology 5 1 C ZOOL20010 Animal Form and Function 5 2 C ZOOL30030 Evolutionary Biology 5 2

53 C* CHEM20090* Chemistry for Biology 5 1 PC CELB20040 Cell and Molecular Biology I – Principles 5 1 PC ENVB20010 Ecology: Populations 5 2 PC GENE20010 Plant and Animal Genetics 5 2 Recommended Module ZOOL20020 Animal Behaviour 5 1 STAT10050 Practical Statistics 5 1,2 Biology and Mathematics Education Students wishing to study Biology & Mathematics Education in Stage 2 MUST TAKE either Stream A OR Stream B when selecting their Stage 2 subjects. Stream A focuses on the Biological and Environmental Sciences and Stream B focuses on the Biomolecular and Biomedical Sciences. Students who intend to take Stage 3 Biology and Mathematics Education must also have taken 10 credits in Chemistry and 10 credits in Physics by the end of Stage 3.

Stream A: Students take 10 core modules in Stage 2. If not taken in Stage 1 students must take BIOL10090 and BIOL10100 in Stage 2. Students intending to progress to Stage 3 Biology & Mathematics Education MUST TAKE MST20040 in Stage 2 or Stage 3. Students intending to pursue Zoology in Stage 3 MUST TAKE ZOOL30030 in Stage 2. Students who wish to pursue Genetics in Stage 2 MUST TAKE GENE20010. Core/Option Code Title Credits Semester C ACM10070 Math Modelling in the Sciences 5 1 C BIOL20030 Biological Systems 5 1 C BMOL20090 Molecular Genetics & Biotech 5 1 C BOTN20010 Plant Biotechnology 5 2 C CHEM20090 Chemistry for Biology 5 1 C EDUC20010 Education Issues & Ideas 5 1 C EDUC20020 Maths,Sciences, Contemporary Ed 5 2 C ENVB20010 Ecology: Populations 5 2 C MATH20060 Calculus of Several Variables 5 1 C ZOOL20010 Animal Form & Function 5 2 PC BIOL10090 Biology-Organisms & Environment 5 1 PC BIOL10100 Biology – Diversity of Life 5 1 PC MST20040 Analysis 5 2 O GENE20010 Plant & Animal Genetics 5 2 O ZOOL30030 Evolutionary Biology 5 2 Stream B: Students take 9 core modules in Stage 2. If not taken in Stage 1 students must take BIOL10090 and BIOL10100 in Stage 2. Students intending to pursue Microbiology in Stage 3 MUST TAKE MICR20050 in Stage 2. Students intending to pursue Biochemistry in Stage 3 MUST TAKE BIOC20050 in Stage 2. Students intending to pursue Pharmacology in Stage 3 MUST TAKE PHAR20040 in Stage 2. Students intending to pursue Genetics in Stage 3 MUST TAKE GENE20010 in Stage 2. Students intending to progress to Stage 3 Biology & Mathematics Education MUST TAKE MST20040 in Stage 2 or Stage 3. Core/Option Code Title Credits Semester C EDUC20010 Education Issues & Ideas 5 1

54 C BMOL20060 Biomolecular Lab Skills 2 5 1 C BMOL20090 Molecular Genetics & Biotech 5 1 C CHEM20090 Chemistry for Biology 5 1 C ACM10070 Math Modelling in the Sciences 5 1 C MATH20060 Calculus of Several Variables 5 1 C EDUC20020 Maths, Science, Contemporary Ed 5 2 C BMOL20070 Biomolecular Lab Skills 2 5 2 C BMOL20080 Metabolism, Immunity & Infection 5 2 PC MST20040 Analysis 5 2 PC BIOL10090 Biology-Organisms & Environment 5 1 PC BIOL10100 Biology – Diversity of Life 5 1 O BIOC20050 Principles of Biochemistry 5 1 O GENE20010 Plant & Animal Genetics 5 2 O MICR20050 Principles of Microbiology 5 2 O PHAR20040 Pharmacology: Biomedical Science 5 2 CHEMISTRY AND CHEMICAL SCIENCES (DN200CCS) Chemistry Students must take CHEM20040. If not taken in Stage 1 students MUST TAKE MATH10290, CHEM20020, CHEM20080, CHEM20100 and CHEM20120 in Stage 2.

Core/Option Code Title Credits Semester C CHEM20040 Organic Chemistry 5 1 PC CHEM20020 Inorganic Chemistry (Level 2) 5 2 PC CHEM20080 Basis of Physical Chemistry 5 1 PC CHEM20100 Basis of Inorganic Chemistry 5 1 PC CHEM20120 Physical Chemistry 5 2 PC MATH10290 Linear Algebra for Science 5 1 Recommended Modules CHEM20030 Functioning of Biomolecules 5 2 CHEM20050 Medicinal Chemistry & Chemical Biology 5 2 CHEM20110 Environmental & Sustainable Chemistry 5 2 Chemistry with Biophysical Chemistry Students take CHEM 20030 and CHEM20040. If not taken in Stage 1 students MUST TAKE MATH10290, CHEM20020, CHEM20080, CHEM20100 and CHEM20120 in Stage 2. Core/Option Code Title Credits Semester C CHEM20030 Functioning of Biomolecules 5 2 C CHEM20040 Organic Chemistry 5 1 PC CHEM20020 Inorganic Chemistry (Level 2) 5 2 PC CHEM20080 Basis of Physical Chemistry 5 1 PC CHEM20100 Basis of Inorganic Chemistry 5 1 PC CHEM20120 Physical Chemistry 5 2

55 PC MATH10290 Linear Algebra for Science 5 1 Recommended Modules BMOL20060 Biomolecular Lab Skills 1 5 1 BMOL20070 Biomolecular Lab Skills 2 5 2 CELB20040 Cell & Mol Biology 1 – Principles 5 1 CELB20050 Cell & Mol Biology 2 – Techniques 5 2 CHEM20050 Medicinal Chemistry & Chemical Biology 5 2 CHEM20110 Environmental & Sustainable Chemistry 5 2 PHYS20040 An Introduction to Physiology 5 1 Chemistry with Environmental & Sustainable Chemistry Students take CHEM20040. If not taken in Stage 1 students MUST TAKE MATH10290, CHEM20020, CHEM20080, CHEM20100 and CHEM20120 in Stage 2. Students intending to progress to Stage 3 Chemistry with Environmental & Sustainable Chemistry must take CHEM20110 in either Stage 2 or Stage 3.

Core/Option Code Title Credits Semester C CHEM20040 Organic Chemistry 5 1 PC CHEM20020 Inorganic Chemistry (Level 2) 5 2 PC CHEM20080 Basis of Physical Chemistry 5 1 PC CHEM20100 Basis of Inorganic Chemistry 5 1 PC CHEM20120 Physical Chemistry 5 2 PC MATH10290 Linear Algebra for Science 5 1 PC CHEM20110 Environmental & Sustainable Chemistry 5 2 Recommended Modules CHEM20030 Functioning of Biomolecules 5 2 CHEM20050 Medicinal Chemistry & Chemical Biology 5 2 Chemistry and Mathematics Education Students take 7 core modules. If not taken in Stage 1, students MUST TAKE CHEM20020, CHEM20080, CHEM20100 and CHEM20120 in Stage 2. Students who intend to progress to Stage 3 in Chemistry & Mathematics Education MUST TAKE STAT20110 in Stage 2 or Stage 3. Students who intend to take Stage 3 Chemistry and Mathematics Education must also have taken 10 credits in Biology and 10 credits in Physics by the end of Stage 3.

Core/Option Code Title Credits Semester C EDUC20010 Education Issues & Ideas 5 1 C CHEM20040 Organic Chemistry (Level 2) 5 1 C ACM10070 Math Modelling in the Sciences 5 1 C MATH20060 Calculus of Several Variables 5 1 C EDUC20020 Maths, Science, Contemporary Ed 5 2 C MST20040 Analysis 5 2 C MST30040 Differential Equations 5 2 PC CHEM20080 Basis of Physical Chemistry 5 1

56 PC CHEM20100 Basis of Inorganic Chemistry 5 1 PC CHEM20020 Inorganic Chemistry (Level 2) 5 2 PC CHEM20120 Physical Chemistry (Level 2) 5 2 PC STAT20110 Probability Theory 5 1 Medicinal Chemistry & Chemical Biology Students take at least 6 core modules. If not taken in Stage 1 students MUST TAKE MATH10290, CHEM20020, CHEM20080, CHEM20100 and CHEM20120 in Stage 2. Core/Option Code Title Credits Semester C BIOC20050 Principles of Biochemistry 5 1 C BMOL20070 Biomolecular Lab Skills 2 5 2 C BMOL20090 Molecular Genetics and Biotech 5 1 C CHEM20040 Organic Chemistry (Level 2) 5 1 C CHEM20050 Medicinal Chemistry & Chemical Biology 5 2 C PHAR20040 Pharmacology: Biomedical Science 5 2 PC MATH10290 Linear Algebra for Science 5 1 PC CHEM20020 Inorganic Chemistry (Level 2) 5 2 PC CHEM20080 Basis of Physical Chemistry 5 1 PC CHEM20100 Basis of Inorganic Chemistry 5 1 PC CHEM20120 Physical Chemistry 5 2 Recommended Modules BMOL20060 Biomolecular Lab Skills 1 5 1 BMOL20080 Metabolism, Immunity & Infection 5 2 CHEM20030 Functioning of Biomolecules 5 2 MICR20050 Principles of Microbiology 5 2 MATHEMATICAL,PHYSICAL ANDGEOLOGICAL SCIENCES(DN200MPG) Geology Students take the 4 core modules. Core/Option Code Title Credits Semester C GEOL20010 Sedimentology & Palaeobiology 5 1 C GEOL20090 Structural Geology & Tectonics 5 1 C GEOL20120 Mineralogy and Geochemistry 5 2 C GEOL20130 Field Geology (Stage 2) 5 2 Recommended Modules GEOL20050 Geophysics for Archaeology 5 1 GEOL20100 Environmental Geochemistry 5 1 GEOL10050 Earth and Humanity 5 1,2 GEOL10040 Earth, Environment and Society 5 2 GEOL20110 Global Environmental Change 5 2 Physics Students take at least 5 core modules in Stage 2. If not previously taken in Stage 1, student enrolled to Stage 2 Physics must take all the modules listed in Set A below. Students who have previously passed MATH10280 or MATH10270 are not required to take MATH10340. Students intending to progress to Stage 3 Physics must take ACM20030 in Stage 2 or Stage 3.

57 Core/Option Code Title Credits Semester C ACM20150 Vector Calculus 5 1 C MATH20060 Calculus of Several Variables 5 1 C PHYC20090 Electronics & Devices 5 2 C PHYC20020 Introductory Quantum Mechanics 5 1 C PHYC20060 Methods for Physicists 5 2 PC ACM20030 Computational Science 5 2 Set A PC ACM10060 Introduction to Applied & Computational Mathematics 5 2 PC MATH10340 Linear Algebra in the Physical and Mathematical Sciences 5 1 PC PHYC20030 Thermal Physics and Materials 5 2 PC PHYC20080 Field, waves and light 5 1 Recommended Modules ACM20060 Oscillations in Mech. Systems 5 2 COMP10060 Computer Science for Engineers I 5 2 MATH20300 Linear Algebra 2 5 1 MATH20310 Groups, Rings and Fields 5 2 PHYC10050 Astronomy & Space Science 5 1 PHYC20040 Exploring the Solar System 5 2 STAT10050 Practical Statistics 5 1, 2 Physics with Astronomy & Space Science Students take at least 6 core modules in Stage 2. If not previously taken in Stage 1, student enrolled to Stage 2 Physics must take all the modules listed in Set A below. Students who have previously passed MATH10280 or MATH10270 are not required to take MATH10340. Students intending to progress to Stage 3 Physics with Astronomy & Space Science must take ACM20030 in Stage 2 or Stage 3. Core/Option Code Title Credits Semester C ACM20150 Vector Calculus 5 1 C MATH20060 Calculus of Several Variables 5 1 C PHYC20090 Electronics & Devices 5 2 C PHYC20020 Introductory Quantum Mechanics 5 1 C PHYC20040 Exploring the Solar System 5 2 C PHYC20060 Methods for Physicists 5 2 PC ACM20030 Computational Science 5 2 Set A PC ACM10060 Introduction to Applied & Computational Mathematics 5 2 PC MATH10340 Linear Algebra in the Physical and Mathematical Sciences 5 1 PC PHYC10050 Astronomy & Space Science 5 1 PC PHYC20030 Thermal Physics and Materials 5 2 PC PHYC20080 Field, waves and light 5 1 Recommended Modules ACM20060 Oscillations in Mech. Systems 5 2 COMP10060 Computer Science for Engineers I 5 2 MATH20300 Linear Algebra 2 5 1

58 MATH20310 Groups, Rings and Fields 5 2 STAT10050 Practical Statistics 5 1, 2 Theoretical Physics Students take at least 8 core modules in Stage 2. If not previously taken in Stage 1, students enrolled to Stage 2 Theoretical Physics must take all modules in Set A in Stage 2. Students who have previously passed MATH10280 or MATH10270 are not required to take MATH10340. Core/Option Code Title Credits Semester C ACM20060 Oscillations in Mech. Systems 5 2 C ACM20030 Computational Science 5 2 C ACM20050 Classical Mech. & Special Rel. 5 1 C ACM20150 Vector Calculus 5 1 C MATH20060 Calculus of Several Variables 5 1 C PHYC20090 Electronics & Devices 2 C PHYC20020 Introductory Quantum Mechanics 5 1 C PHYC20060 Methods for Physicists 5 2 Set A PC PHYC20080 Field, waves and light 5 1 PC MATH10340 Linear Algebra in the Physical and Mathematical Sciences 5 1 PC PHYC20030 Thermal Physics and Materials 5 2 Recommended Modules MATH10320 Mathematical Analysis 5 2 MATH20300 Linear Algebra 2 5 1 MATH20310 Groups, Rings and Fields 5 2 PHYC10050 Astronomy & Space Science 5 1 PHYC20040 Exploring the Solar System 5 2 STAT20110 Probability Theory 5 1 STAT10050 Practical Statistics 5 1, 2 Applied & Computational Mathematics Students take 5 core modules. For students progressing to a degree in Applied & Computational Mathematics, the modules MATH20310, MATH20300 and STAT20110 must be taken in Stage 2 or Stage 3. If not taken in Stage 1 students MUST TAKE MATH10320 in Stage 2. Core/Option Code Title Credits Semester C ACM20060 Oscillations in Mech. Systems 5 2 C ACM20030 Computational Science 5 2 C ACM20050 Classical Mech. & Special Rel. 5 1 C ACM20150 Vector Calculus 5 1 C MATH20060 Calculus of Several Variables 5 1 PC MATH20300 Linear Algebra 2 5 1 PC MATH20310 Groups, Rings & Fields 5 2 PC STAT20110 Probability Theory 5 1 PC MATH10320 Mathematical Analysis 5 2 Recommended Modules COMP10060 Computer Sci for Engineers 5 2 MATH20150 Graphs and Networks 5 1 MATH20260 The Mathematics of Google 5 2

59 MATH20270 Theory of Games 5 2 PHYC20080 Fields, Waves and Light 5 1 PHYC20020 Introductory Quantum Mechanics 5 1 PHYC20030 Thermal Physics and Materials 5 2 ACM10070 Math Modelling in the Sciences 5 1 MATH10040 Numbers & Functions 5 1 Mathematical Science Students take the 10 core modules. If not previously taken in Stage 1, students enrolled to Stage 2 Mathematical Science MUST TAKE MATH10040 & MATH10320 in Stage 2. For students progressing to a degree in Mathematical Science, the module ACM20060 must be taken in either Stage 2 or Stage 3. Core/Option Code Title Credits Semester C ACM20030 Computational Science 5 2 C ACM20050 Classical Mech. & Special Rel. 5 1 C ACM20150 Vector Calculus 5 1 C MATH20060 Calculus of Several Variables 5 1 C MATH20300 Linear Algebra 2 5 1 C MATH20310 Groups, Rings and Fields 5 2 C STAT20100 Inferential Statistics 5 2 C STAT20110 Probability Theory 5 1 C STAT30240 Linear Models I 5 1 C STAT30250 Linear Models II 5 2 PC MATH10040 Numbers and Functions 5 1 PC MATH10320 Mathematical Analysis 5 2 PC ACM20060 Oscillations in Mech. Systems 5 2 Recommended Modules ACM10070 Math Modelling in the Sciences 5 1 MATH20150 Graphs and Networks 5 1 MATH20260 The Mathematics of Google 5 2 MATH20270 Theory of Games 5 2 STAT10140 Research Methods for Science 5 1 Mathematics Students take the 4 core modules. If not taken in Stage 1 students must take MATH10320 and MATH10040 in Stage 2. Students intending to progress to Stage 3 Mathematics must take STAT20110 in either Stage 2 or Stage 3.

Core/Option Code Title Credits Semester C ACM20150 Vector Calculus 5 1 C MATH20060 Calculus of Several Variables 5 1 C MATH20300 Linear Algebra 2 5 1 C MATH20310 Groups, Rings and Fields 5 2 PC STAT20110 Probability Theory 5 1 PC MATH10040 Numbers and Functions 5 1 PC MATH10320 Mathematical Analysis 5 2 Recommended Modules ACM20030 Computational Science 5 2 ACM20050 Classical Mech. & Special Rel. 5 1 MATH20150 Graphs and Networks 5 1

60 MATH20260 The Mathematics of Google 5 2 MATH20270 Theory of Games 5 2 STAT20100 Inferential Statistics 5 2 Statistics Students take four core modules and must select 1 option module from Set A. Students intending to progress to Stage 3 Statistics must take ACM20030 in either Stage 2 or Stage 3. Core/Option Code Title Credits Semester C STAT20100 Inferential Statistics 5 2 C STAT20110 Probability Theory 5 1 C STAT30240 Linear Models 1 5 1 C STAT30250 Linear Models 2 5 2 PC ACM20030 Computational Science 5 2 Set A O MATH20060 Calculus of Several Variables 5 1 O MATH20140 Multivariable Calculus & App 5 2 Physics and Mathematics Education Students take 7 core modules. If not taken in Stage 1 students MUST TAKE ACM10060, PHYC20030 and PHYC20080 in Stage 2. Students in Stage 2 Physics with Mathematics Education MUST TAKE either MATH10320 or MST20040. Students intending to progress to Stage 3 Physics and Mathematics Education MUST TAKE STAT20110 in either Stage 2 or Stage 3. Students who intend to take Stage 3 Physics and Mathematics Education must also have taken 10 credits in Biology and 10 credits in Chemistry by the end of Stage 3.

Core/Option Code Title Credits Semester C EDUC20010 Education Issues & Ideas 5 1 C ACM20150 Vector Calculus 5 1 C PHYC20020 Introductory Quantum Mechanics 5 1 C MATH20060 Calculus of Several Variables 5 1 C EDUC20020 Maths, Science, Contemporary Ed 5 2 C PHYC20060 Methods for Physicists 5 2 C PHYC20090 Electronics & Devices 5 2 PC PHYC20080 Field, Waves & Light 5 1 PC PHYC20030 Thermal Physics & Materials 5 2 PC ACM10060 Appl. of Differential Equations 5 2 O MST20040 Analysis 5 2 O MATH10320 Mathematical Analysis 5 2

61 BSC IN ARCHAEOLOGY AND GEOLOGY Students take 9 core modules and 1 Archaeology option module. Core/Option Code Title Credits Semester C ARCH20500 Archaeology of Things 5 2 C ARCH20070 Environmental Archaeology 5 1 C ARCH20510 Archaeology of Landscapes 5 2 C ARCH20520 How Archaeologists Think 5 1 C GEOL20010 Sedimentology & Palaeobiology 5 1 C GEOL20050 Geophysical Techniques 5 1 C GEOL20090 Structural Geology & Tectonics 5 1 C GEOL20120 Mineralogy & Geochemistry 5 2 C GEOL20130 Field Geology (Stage 2) 5 2 O ARCH20530 Christian Islamic Viking Europe 5 1 O ARCH20540 Celtic & Mediterranean Europe 5 2 O ARCH20550 The Evolution of Humans 5 2 O ARCH20200 Stone Age & Megalithic Europe 5 1 BSC IN COMPUTER SCIENCE Students take 10 core modules. Core/Option Code Title Credits Semester C COMP20010 Data Structures & Algorithms I 5 1 C COMP20020 Digital Systems 5 2 C COMP20040 Data Structures & Algorithm II 5 2 C COMP20050 Software Engineering Project 2 5 2 C COMP20070 Databases and Info. Systems 5 1 C COMP20110 Discrete Maths for Computer Science 5 1 C COMP20180 Introduction to Operating Systems 5 2 C COMP20190 Introduction to Functional Programming 5 2 C MST20050 Linear Algebra II 5 2 C STAT10010 Introductory Statistics 5 1 Recommended Modules O COMP20030 Web Design 5 2 O COMP20200 UNIX Programming 5 2 DENOMINATED PROGRAMMES STAGE 2

62 BACHELOR OF ACTUARIAL AND FINANCIAL STUDIES Students take 8 core modules and 2 option modules. Core/Option Code Title Credits Semester C FIN20010 Principles of Finance 5 1 C MATH20130 Fund.Actuarial Mathematics I 5 1 C MATH20210 Fund. Actuarial Mathematics II 5 2 C MIS30040 Analytics Modelling 5 2 C STAT20100 Inferential Statistics 5 2 C STAT20110 Probability Theory 5 1 C STAT30240 Linear Models 1 5 1 C STAT30250 Linear Models II 5 2 O COMP20010 Data Structures & Algorithms 5 1 O ECON20010 Intermediate Microeconomics 5 1 O ECON20020 Intermediate Macroeconomics 5 2 O MATH10320 Mathematical Analysis 5 2 O MATH20060 Calculus of Several Variables 5 1 O MATH20260 The Mathematics of Google 5 2 O MATH20270 Theory of Games 5 2 O MATH20300 Linear Algebra 2 5 1 O MST30070 Geometry 5 2

63 SCIENCE STAGE 3 SCIENCE (DN200) COMPUTER SCIENCE (DN201) ARCHAEOLOGY AND GEOLOGY (DN210) BACHELOR OF ACTUARIAL AND FINANCIAL STUDIES (DN230) INFORMATIONONPROGRESSIONTOSTAGE 3 SCIENCE Students entering Stage 3 in September 2014 will be allocated to their majors prior to the start of the 2014-2015 academic year. Students will be guaranteed one subject from within their chosen subject stream (i.e. one subject from within the groups BBB, CCS or MPG). Stage 2 students will be given more detailed advice on this process at an advisory session in Semester 2 of the 2014-2015 academic year. During semester 2 of Stage 2 students will be asked to list their preferred degree majors in order of preference.

A small number of majors will have a limit on places and, where the number of applications exceeds the number of available places, allocation will be made competitively on the basis of GPA. The satisfactory completion of the requirements of Stage 3 and achieving a minimum GPA of 2.48 will allow a student to proceed into their allocated major in Stage 4. Students who do not achieve a GPA of 2.48 will graduate with a BSc (General Science) Degree. The BSc (General Science) degree is a level 8 Honours degree. Further information on this qualification can be found at http://www.ucd.ie/registry/academicsecretariat/progsnfq.htm Please note that for the academic year 2014-2015, Joint Major Degrees are only available in the following subject areas and require the approval of the relevant Heads of Subject: Applied & Computational Mathematics, Cell & Molecular Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics, Physics, Physiology, Plant Biology, Statistics and Zoology. The choice of subjects is contingent on the approval of the Schools concerned and not all combinations may be available.

CHANGE OF MIND: Should you wish to change your choice of subject areas once the allocation of places has been made, you should seek advice from the Science Office. You may be able to change your selection of subject areas but the choices available to you may be limited as some majors have a limited number of places. Degree GPA Calculation for Students entering DN 200 from September 2011 Students who entered Stage 1 of the BSc degree programme from September 2011 onwards will have their degree GPA calculated on the basis of their performance in the final and penultimate stages of the programme. For a four year programme, this means that your final degree GPA will be calculated on Stages 3 and 4 and for a three year programme (BSc (General Science) and BSc (Archaeology & Geology)) on Stages 2 and 3. The award will be based 70% on your final stage and 30% on your penultimate stage. If a student returns to a repeat attempt at a stage from 2012-13, e.g. in Stage 2, then their degree award will be calculated under the new regulations (70:30).

In the BAFS programme the final degree GPA is also calculated on the GPAs of the final and penultimate stages of the programme (unweighted) and based on modules, including elective modules, that the student completes and passes to satisfy the credit requirements of these stages.

64 STAGE 3 REPEAT STUDENTS Students returning to a repeat attempt at Stage 3 will find information on h o w t o r e g i s t e r t o resits and repeats, via the Resit/Repeat/Substitution tab, on the Current Students website at: http://www.ucd.ie/students/resits_repeats/. Students in Stage 3 of the BSc degree programme need to achieve a Stage 3 GPA of 2.48 in order to progress to Stage 4 of their programme. Students returning to a repeat attempt at Stage 3 should note that the result that they achieve in the resit or repeat attempt at these modules will be capped with a GPA of 2.0.

Students, in a repeat attempt at Stage 3, hoping to achieve the required Stage 3 GPA by substitution of option/elective modules must seek academic advice from the relevant School and the Science Office. Students need to consider the financial implications associated with the substitution of modules. Further information on fees and grants can be found www.ucd.ie/fees Students who earn 50 or 55 credits after a full attempt at Stage 3 of the degree may be able to progress to Stage 4 carrying these failed modules. In order to do this, it must be clear that the student was in a position to achieve the required GPA of 2.48 even with the minimum passing grade achieved in their failed modules. A student who earns 50 or 55 credits, but is not in a position to c l e a r l y achieve a GPA of 2.48 upon completing Stage 3, will be advanced to a repeat a t t e m p t at Stage 3 in the following academic year. The Science Office will advise students who have earned 50 or 55 credits in Stage 3, after the release of the Semester 2 examination results, whether they have progressed to Stage 4 of their programme or whether they are returning to a repeat attempt at Stage 3 of the degree. If you complete Stage 3 with a GPA of 2.47 or below, you will graduate with a BSc (General Science) Degree. Once you have completed Stage 3 you will not be permitted to replace or substitute modules with a view to raising your GPA.

Although a student can take ‘Next Stage’ modules while in a repeat attempt at a stage, students in a repeat attempt at Stage 3 are strongly advised against doing so if they have not achieved the required GPA. Enrolling to Stage 4 modules does not remove the requirement for a minimum Stage 3 GPA and students could incur significant fee penalties if Stage 4 modules are attempted without achieving the required Stage 3 GPA. IMPORTANT: There have been significant changes to the policy for the potential compensation of E grades that came into effect from 2013-2014. Information on this policy can be found at. http://www.ucd.ie/registry/assessment/student_info/compensation.html

65 SYLLABUSOF STAGE3 SUBJECTSINSCIENCE The information given below, while final at the time of printing, should only be used as a guide and not as an official statement of this curriculum. Further information on the programme curriculum, as well as detailed module information, can be found at www.ucd.ie/students/course_search.htm Recommended or suggested modules are also listed for some subjects and may be taken as electives by students interested in deepening their knowledge of a particular subject. BIOLOGICAL,BIOMEDICAL AND BIOMOLECULARSCIENCES (DN200BBB) Biochemistry & Molecular Biology Students take 8 core modules and at least 2 options. Core/Option Code Title Credits Semester C BIOC30010 Metabolism and Disease 5 1 C BIOC30090 Proteins & Enzymes 5 1 C BIOC30030 Biochemist’s Toolkit 5 2 C BMOL30020 Molecular Basis of Disease 5 2 C BMOL30030 Regulation of Gene Expression 5 1 C BMOL30040 Receptor-Mediated Cell Signalling 5 1 C BMOL30050 Genomics and Proteomics 5 2 C CELB30090 Advanced Cell Biology 5 2 O CHEM30270 Chemical Biology of Macromolecules 5 2 O GENE30030 Genetic Basis of Disease 5 2 O GENE30040 Introduction to Programming for Biologists 5 2 O MEIN30240 Bioinformatics 5 1 O MICR30020 Microbial Cell Factory 5 2 O PHAR30050 Experimental and Therapeutic Strategies in Molecular Pharmacology 5 2 O STAT20070 Data Modelling for Science 5 1 Recommended Module STAT10050 Practical Statistics 5 1 & 2 Cell & Molecular Biology (Single Major) Students take 7 core modules and at least 3 options. Students may not choose both STAT20070 and FOR20100.

Core/Option Code Title Credits Semester C AESC30010 Scientific Writing & Review 5 2 C BMOL30030 Regulation of Gene Expression 5 1 C CELB30010 Animal Development 5 1 C CELB30060 Plant Cell Growth & Cell Signalling 5 1 C CELB30080 Research Methods in Cell Biology 5 2 C CELB30090 Advanced Cell Biology 5 2 C GENE30010 Genetics and Recombinant DNA 5 1 O BMOL30020 Molecular Basis of Disease 5 2 O BMOL30040 Receptor-Mediated Cell Signalling 5 1 O BMOL30050 Genomics & Proteomics 5 2 O BOTN30130 Plant Biotechnology & Entrepreneurship 5 2

66 O FOR20100 Applied Biostatistics 5 1 O GENE30020 Genome Structure and Evolution 5 2 O GENE30030 Genetic Basis of Disease 5 2 O STAT20070 Data Modelling for Science 5 1 O ZOOL30030 Evolutionary Biology 5 2 Cell & Molecular Biology (Joint Major) Students take 5 core modules. Students must speak with the Cell & Molecular Biology Programme Coordinator before selecting modules. Core/Option Code Title Credits Semester C CELB30010 Animal Development 5 1 C CELB30060 Plant Cell Growth & Signalling 5 1 C GENE30010 Genetics 5 1 C CELB30080 Research Methods in Cell Biology 5 1 C CELB30090 Advanced Cell Biology 5 2 Environmental Biology Students take 5 core modules and least 5 option modules. Students must select 5 options in total but at least three modules must be selected from list B and one module from list C. Students who did not complete ENVB20030 in Stage 2 must take this module in Stage 3 Students may not choose both STAT 20070 and FOR 20100. The fifth option module may be selected from list B, C or D. Core/Option Code Title Credits Semester C AESC30010 Scientific Writing & Review 5 2 C BOTN30050 Diversity of Plant Form & Function 5 2 C ENVB30010 Systems Ecology 5 1 C ENVB30020 Wildlife and Fisheries 5 1 C ENVB30100 Ecology & Environmental Microbiology 5 2 List A PC ENVB20030 Microbial Interactions 5 1 List B O BOTN30110 Plant Growth & Nutrients 5 2 O FOR20100 Applied Biostatistics 5 1 O GENE20010 Plant and Animal Genetics 5 2 O STAT20070 Data Modelling for Science 5 1 O ZOOL30020 Arthropoda 5 2 O ZOOL30040 Diversity of Vertebrates 5 2 O ZOOL30050 Diversity of Invertebrates 5 1 O ZOOL30060 Biogeography & Field Biology 5 2 List C O ZOOL 30040 Diversity of Vertebrates 5 2 O ZOOL 30050 Diversity of Invertebrates 5 1 List D O AESC30080 Agri-Env. Issues & Policy 5 1 O AESC30190 Wastes Policy & Management 5 2 O AESC30220 Soil Science Applications 5 1 O ENVB30110 Food Microbiology 5 1 O MICR30040 Microbial Diversity & Growth 5 1 O ZOOL20020 Animal Behaviour 5 1 O ZOOL30030 Evolutionary Biology 5 2

67 Genetics Students take all 9 core modules and 1 option. Core/Option Code Title Credits Semester C BMOL30030 Regulation of Gene Expression 5 1 C BMOL30050 Genomics & Proteomics 5 2 C CELB30010 Animal Development 5 1 C GENE30010 Genetics and Recombinant DNA 5 1 C GENE30020 Genome Structure and Evolution 5 2 C GENE30030 Genetic Basis of Disease 5 2 C MEIN30240 Bioinformatics 5 1 C ZOOL30030 Evolutionary Biology 5 2 C STAT20070 Data Modelling for Science 5 1 O BMOL30020 Molecular basis of disease 5 2 O BMOL30040 Receptor-Mediated Cell Signalling 5 1 O CELB30090 Advanced Cell Biology 5 2 O CHEM30190 Chemistry of Biomolecules 5 2 O GENE30040 Introduction to Programming for Biologists 5 2 O MEMI30010 Medical Microbiology 5 2 Recommended Module STAT10050 Practical Statistics 5 1&2 Microbiology Students take 8 core modules and 2 options Core/Option Code Title Credits Semester C BMOL30030 Regulation of Gene Expression 5 1 C ENVB30100 Ecology & Environmental Microbiology 5 2 C MEMI30010 Medical Microbiology 5 2 C MICR30020 Microbial Cell Factory 5 2 C MICR30030 Microbial Physiology 5 1 C MICR30040 Microbial Diversity & Growth 5 1 C MICR30060 Applied Microbiology 5 2 C MICR30070 Skills in Microbiology 5 Y O BIOC30090 Proteins and Enzymes 5 1 O BMOL30050 Genomics and Proteomics 5 2 O BSEN40410 Food Chain Integrity 5 1 O CELB30090 Advanced Cell Biology 5 2 O CHEM30190 Chemistry of Biomolecules 5 2 O GENE30010 Genetics and Recombinant DNA 5 1 O GENE30040 Introduction to Programming for Biologists 5 2 O MEIN30240 Bioinformatics 5 1 O PHPS40600 Antimicrobial Resistant Zoonotic Food- Bourne Bacteria: Emergence, Dissemination and Impacts on Food Biosec 5 2 O PHPS40610 Food Safety 5 1 O STAT20070 Data Modelling for Science 5 1

68 O ZOOL30030 Evolutionary Biology 5 2 Recommended Module STAT10050 Practical Statistics 5 1&2 Neuroscience Students take 8 core modules and at least 2 options Core/Option Code Title Credits Semester C BMOL30040 Receptor-mediated Cell Signalling 5 1 C NEUR30010 Principles of Nervous System Development 5 2 C NEUR30060 Sensory Neuroscience 5 2 C NEUR30070 Higher Cortical Function 5 2 C NEUR30080 Neuromuscular and Membrane Biology 5 1 C PHAR30040 Advanced CNS Pharmacology 5 2 C PHAR30080 Drugs used in CNS Diseases 5 1 C STAT20070 Data Modelling for Science 5 1 O BMOL30020 Molecular Basis of Disease 5 2 O BMOL30030 Regulation of Gene Expression 5 1 O GENE30030 Genetic Basis of Disease 5 2 O MEIN30240 Bioinformatics 5 1 Recommended Module STAT10050 Practical Statistics 5 1&2 Pharmacology (Single Major) Students take 8 core modules and at least 2 options. Core/Option Code Title Credits Semester C BMOL30040 Receptor-mediated Cell Signalling 5 1 C PHAR30010 Chemotherapeutic agents 5 1 C PHAR30020 Drug action in body systems II 5 2 C PHAR30030 Toxicology 5 2 C PHAR30040 Advanced CNS Pharmacology 5 2 C PHAR30050 Experimental and Therapeutic Strategies in Molecular Pharmacology 5 2 C PHAR30080 Drugs used in CNS Diseases 5 1 C STAT20070 Data Modelling for Science 5 1 O BMOL30020 Molecular basis of disease 5 2 O BMOL30030 Regulation of Gene Expression 5 1 O CELB30010 Animal Development 5 1 O GENE30010 Genetics and Recombinant DNA 5 1 O MEIN30240 Bioinformatics 5 1 O NEUR30070 Higher Cortical Function 5 2 O PHYS30010 Physiology of Cardiovascular System 5 1 O PHYS30040 Endocrine/Reproductive Physiology 5 2 Recommended Module STAT10050 Practical Statistics 5 1&2

69 Physiology (Single Major) Students take 8 core modules and 2 options. If not taken in Stage 2, students must take PHYS20020 as an option in Stage 3. Core/Option Code Title Credits Semester C NEUR30080 Membrane Biology 5 1 C PHYS30010 Physiology of the Cardiovascular System 5 1 C PHYS30020 Respiratory Physiology 5 2 C PHYS30040 Endocrine/Reproductive Physiology 5 2 C PHYS30090 Digestion, Absorption and Excretion 5 1 C PHYS30190 Experimental Physiology 5 2 C PHYS30220 Integrated Neuromuscular Phys 5 2 C STAT20070 Data Modelling for Science 5 1 O BIOC30030 Biochemist’s Toolkit 5 2 O BMOL30020 Molecular Basis of Disease 5 2 O BMOL30040 Receptor-mediated Cell Signalling 5 1 O GENE30030 Genetic Basis of Disease 5 2 O MEIN30240 Bioinformatics 5 1 O ANAT20010 Anatomy III 5 2 O PHYS20020 Neurophysiology 5 2 O PHAR30010 Chemotherapeutic agents 5 1 O PHAR30050 Experimental and Therapeutic Strategies in Molecular Pharmacology 5 2 O ZOOL30030 Evolutionary Biology 5 2 Plant Biology (Single Major) Students take 7 core modules and 3 options. Students may not choose both STAT20070 and FOR20100. Core/Option Code Title Credits Semester C AESC30010 Scientific Writing & Review 5 2 C BIOL30010 Plant Diseases: Biology and Control 5 1 C BOTN30050 Div. of Plant Form & Function 5 2 C BOTN30110 Plant Growth & Nutrient Assimilation 5 2 C BOTN30130 Plant Biotechnology & Entrepreneurship 5 2 C CELB30060 Plant Cell Growth & Cell Signalling 5 1 C GENE30010 Genetics and Recombinant DNA 5 1 O AESC30110 Diversity in the Rural Landscape 5 2 O AESC30220 Soil Science Applications 5 1 O BOTN30060 Marine Botany 5 2 O CELB30090 Advanced Cell Biology 5 2 O ENVB30010 Systems Ecology 5 1 O ENVB30100 Ecological & Environmental Microbiology 5 2 O FOR20100 Applied Biostatistics 5 1 O STAT20070 Data Modelling for Science 5 1 O ZOOL30030 Evolutionary Biology 5 2

70 Plant Biology (Joint Major) Students take 4 core modules and at least 1 option. Students may not choose both STAT20070 and FOR20100. Core/Option Code Title Credits Semester C BIOL30010 Plant Diseases: Biology and Control 5 1 C BOTN30050 Diversity of Plant Form & Function 5 2 C BOTN30110 Plant Growth & Nutrients 5 2 C CELB 30060 Plant Cell Growth & Signalling 5 1 O AESC30010 Scientific Writing and Review 5 2 O AESC30110 Diversity in the Rural Landscape 5 1 O AESC30220 Soil Science Applications 5 1 O BOTN30060 Marine Botany 5 2 O BOTN30130 Plant Biotechnology & Entrepreneurship 5 2 O CELB30090 Advanced Cell Biology 5 2 O ENVB30010 Systems Ecology 5 1 O ENVB30100 Ecological and Environmental Microbiology 5 2 O FOR20100 Applied Biostatistics 5 1 O GENE30010 Genetics and Recombinant DNA 5 1 O STAT20070 Data Modelling for Science 5 1 O ZOOL30030 Evolutionary Biology 5 2 Zoology (Single Major) Students take at least six core modules and at least 4 options. Students cannot take both STAT20070 and FOR20100. Students who did not complete CELB20040, ENVB20010 and GENE20010 in Stage 2 must take these modules in Stage 3. Students must select at least 4 modules from Table B listed below. Core/Option Code Title Credits Semester C AESC30010 Scientific Writing & Review 5 2 C ENVB30010 Systems Ecology 5 1 C ZOOL30010 Functional Morphology 5 2 C ZOOL30020 Arthropoda 5 2 C ZOOL30040 Diversity of Vertebrates 5 2 C ZOOL30050 Diversity of Invertebrates 5 1 PC CELB20040 Cell and Molecular Biology I – Principles 5 1 PC ENVB20010 Ecology: Populations 5 2 PC GENE20010 Plant and Animal Genetics 5 2 O CELB30010 Animal Development 5 1 O ENVB30020 Wildlife Conservation & Fisheries Management 5 1 O FOR20100 Applied Biostatistics 5 1 O GENE30010 Genetics and Recombinant DNA 5 1 O ZOOL20020 Animal Behaviour 5 1 O STAT20070 Data Modelling for Science 5 1 O ZOOL30060 Biogeography & Field Biology 5 2 Recommended Modules AESC30110 Diversity in the Rural Landscape 5 1 AESC30160 Agrichemicals & Environment 5 2

71 AESC30190 Wastes Policy & Management 5 2 BIOL20010 Global Environmental Change and Agriculture 5 1 ENVB30100 Ecological & Environmental Microbiology 5 2 MICR30040 Microbial Diversity & Growth 5 1 MICR30060 Applied Microbiology 5 2 Zoology (Joint Major) Students take 4 core modules and 1 option. If not previously take in Stage 2, students must take CELB20040, ENVB20010 and GENE20010 in stage 3 Core/Option Code Title Credits Semester C AESC30010 Scientific Writing & Review 5 2 C ZOOL30020 Arthropoda 5 2 C ZOOL30040 Diversity of Vertebrates 5 2 C ZOOL30050 Diversity of Invertebrates 5 1 PC CELB20040 Cell & Molecular Biology 1 - Principles 5 1 PC ENVB20010 Ecology: Populations 5 2 PC GENE20010 Plant & Animal Genetics 5 2 O ENVB30010 Systems Ecology 5 1 O ZOOL30010 Functional Morphology 5 2 O ENVB30020 Wildlife & Fisheries 5 1 O STAT20070 Data Modelling for Science 5 1 CHEMISTRY AND CHEMICAL SCIENCES (DN200CCS) Chemistry (Single Major) Students take 10 core modules. Elective modules may also be selected from within the BSc Programme. Core/Option Code Title Credits Semester C CHEM30060 Quantum Mechanics and Molecular Spectroscopy 5 1 C CHEM30110 Instrumental Analysis 5 1 C CHEM30200 Carbonyl Chemistry, Retrosynthesis and Synthetic Methods 5 1 C CHEM30210 Structure Determination & Aromatic Heterocyclic Chemistry 5 1 C CHEM30220 Mechanism, Stereochemistry and Alicyclic Chemistry 5 1 C CHEM30230 Symmetry & Computational Chemistry 5 2 C CHEM30240 Main Group Chemistry & Bonding 5 2 C CHEM30250 Organometallic & Solid State Chemistry 5 2 C CHEM30310 Soft Matter and Interfacial Chemistry 5 2 C CHEM30320 Chemical Thermodynamics 5 2 Recommended Modules CHEM20030 Functioning of Biomolecules 5 2 CHEM20110 Env. & Sustainable Chemistry 5 2 CHEM30090 Chemistry of Materials 5 1 CHEM30190 Chemistry of Biomolecules 5 2

72 Chemistry (Joint Major) Students should select five modules from the list below - IMPORTANT: students must consult with the Stage 3 Coordinator in the School of Chemistry and Chemical Biology before choosing modules. Failure to do so may render your module choices and registration invalid. Core/Option Code Title Credits Semester O CHEM30060 Quantum Mechanics and Molecular Spectroscopy 5 1 O CHEM30090 Chemistry of Materials 5 1 O CHEM30110 Instrumental Analysis 5 1 O CHEM30190 Chemistry of Biomolecules 5 2 O CHEM30200 Carbonyl Chemistry, Retrosynthesis & Synthetic Methods 5 1 O CHEM30210 Structure Determination & Aromatic Heterocyclic Chemistry 5 1 O CHEM30220 Mechanism, Stereochemistry and Alicyclic Chemistry 5 1 O CHEM30230 Symmetry & Computational Chemistry 5 2 O CHEM30240 Main Group Chemistry & Bonding 5 2 O CHEM30250 Organometallic & Solid State Chemistry 5 2 O CHEM30310 Soft Matter & Interfacial Chemistry 5 2 O CHEM30320 Chemical Thermodynamics 5 2 Medicinal Chemistry & Chemical Biology Students take 7 core modules and at least 3 options. Core/Option Code Title Credits Semester C BIOC30030 Biochemist’s Toolkit 5 2 C CHEM30200 Carbonyl Chemistry, Retrosynthesis and Synthetic Methods 5 1 C CHEM30210 Structure Determination and Aromatic Heterocyclic Chemistry 5 1 C CHEM30220 Mechanism, Stereochemistry and Alicyclic Chemistry 5 1 C CHEM30260 Chemical Biology of Natural Products 5 2 C CHEM30270 Chemical Biology of Macromolecules 5 2 C CHEM30280 Medicinal Chemistry 5 1 O MICR30090 Microbial Cell Factory for Chemists 5 2 O BMOL30020 Molecular basis of disease 5 2 O CHEM30110 Instrumental Analysis 5 1 O CHEM30240 Main Group Chemistry & Bonding 5 2 O MICR30030 Microbial Physiology 5 1 O MICR30040 Microbial Diversity & Growth 5 1 O PHAR30010 Chemotherapeutic Agents 5 1 O PHAR30050 Experimental and Therapeutic Strategies in Molecular Pharmacology 5 2 O PHAR30080 Drugs used in CNS diseases 5 1

73 MATHEMATICAL,PHYSICAL ANDGEOLOGICAL SCIENCES (DN200MPG) Geology Students take nine core modules. Core/Option Code Title Credits Semester C GEOL30010 Palaeobiology 5 1 C GEOL30040 Sedimentology Environments 5 1 C GEOL30080 Precambrian Geology & Geotectonics 5 2 C GEOL30090 Earth Resources & Applied Geology 5 2 C GEOL30100 Structural & Petroleum Geology 5 2 C GEOL30110 Metamorphic Petrology 5 2 C GEOL30240 Igneous Petrology 5 1 C GEOL30250 Geological Mapping 5 1 C GEOL30260 Field work and Stratigraphy 10 2 Recommended Modules GEOL10040 Earth, Environment & Society 5 2 GEOL10050 Earth & Humanity 5 1&2 GEOL20050 Geophysical Techniques 5 1 GEOL20100 Environmental Geochemistry 5 1 GEOL20110 Global Environmental Change 5 1 GEOL30220 Current Geological Research 5 Y Physics (Single Major) Students take six core modules and either ACM20030 or PHYC30090. If not taken in Stage 2, students must take ACM 20030. Otherwise, PHYC 30090 must be taken.

Core/Option Code Title Credits Semester C PHYC30010 Thermodynamics & Statistical Physics 5 1 C PHYC30020 Classical Mechanics & Relativity 5 1 C PHYC30030 Quantum Mechanics 5 1 C PHYC30070 Electromagnetism 5 2 C PHYC30080 Optics & Lasers 5 2 C PHYC30300 Advanced Laboratory I 20 Y List A PC ACM20030 Computational Science 5 2 O PHYC30090 Nuclear Physics 5 2 Recommended Modules: ACM30220 Partial Differential Equations 5 1 PHYC30100 Stellar Astrophysics 5 1 STAT20070 Data Modelling for Science 5 1 SCI30030 Art Science Collaboration 5 2 Physics (Joint Major) Students must take 25 credits (4 modules) of core Physics modules, 25 credits in another subject and 10 credits as elecives. Module choice must be made in consultation with UCD School of Physics. Core/Option Code Title Credits Semester C PHYC30010 Thermodynamics & Statistical Physics 5 1

74 C PHYC30030 Quantum Mechanics 5 1 C PHYC30070 Electromagnetism 5 2 C PHYC30310 Advanced Lab. for Joint Honours I 10 Y Recommended Modules: ACM30220 Partial Differential Equations 5 1 PHYC30080 Optics & Lasers 5 2 PHYC30090 Nuclear Physics 5 2 PHYC30100 Stellar Astrophysics 5 1 STAT20070 Data Modelling for Science 5 1 SCI30030 Art Science Collaboration 5 2 Physics with Astronomy & Space Science Students take six core modules and either ACM20030 or PHYC30090. If not taken in Stage 2, students must take ACM 20030. Otherwise, PHYC 30090 must be taken.

Core/Option Code Title Credits Semester C PHYC30010 Thermodynamics & Statistical Physics 5 1 C PHYC30020 Classical Mechanics & Relativity 5 1 C PHYC30030 Quantum Mechanics 5 1 C PHYC30070 Electromagnetism 5 2 C PHYC30100 Stellar Astrophysics and Astronomical Techniques 5 1 C PHYC30170 Astronomy & Astrophysics Lab 1 20 Y List A PC ACM200030 Computional Science 5 2 PC PHYC30090 Nuclear Physics 5 2 Recommended Modules: ACM30220 Partial Differential Equations 5 1 STAT20070 Data Modelling for Science 5 1 PHYC30080 Optics & Lasers 5 2 SCI 30030 Art Science Collaboration 5 2 Theoretical Physics Students take 9 core modules and a further 10 credits as electives. Core/Option Code Title Credits Semester C ACM30010 Analytical Mechanics 5 1 C ACM30200 Foundations of Fluid Mechanics 5 2 C ACM30210 Foundations of Quantum Mechanics 5 2 C ACM30220 Partial Differential Equations 5 1 C MATH30040 Functions of One Complex Variable 5 1 C PHYC30010 Thermodynamics & Statistical Physics 5 1 C PHYC30030 Quantum Mechanics 5 1 C PHYC30070 Electromagnetism 5 2 C PHYC30320 Advanced Laboratory I (TP) 10 Y Recommended Modules: ACM30020 Advanced Mathematical Methods 5 1 MATH20300 Linear Algebra 2 5 1 MATH20310 Groups, Rings and Fields 5 2 PHYC30080 Optics & Lasers 5 2

75 PHYC30090 Nuclear Physics 5 2 PHYC30100 Stellar Astrophysics 5 1 STAT20070 Data Modelling for Science 5 1 ACM30190 Dynamical Systems 5 1 SCI30030 Art Science Collaboration 5 1 PHYC40690 Advanced Lab Physics 5 Y Applied & Computational Mathematics (Joint Major) Students take 5 core modules. Core/Option Code Title Credits Semester C ACM 30010 Analytic Mechanics 5 1 C ACM 30020 Advanced Mechanical Methods 5 1 C ACM 30200 Foundations of Fluid Mechanics 5 2 C ACM 30210 Foundations of Quantum Mechanics 5 2 C ACM 30220 Partial Differential Equations 5 1 Recommended Module ACM 30190 Dynamical Systems 5 2 Applied & Computational Mathematics (Single Major) Students must take seven core modules and three option modules and a further 10 credits as electives. If the modules MATH 20310, MATH 20300 or STAT20110 were not taken in Stage 2 then they must be taken as options in Stage 3.

Core/Option Code Title Credits Semester C ACM 30010 Analytic Mechanics 5 1 C ACM 30020 Advanced Mechanical Methods 5 1 C ACM 30190 Dynamical Systems 5 2 C ACM 30200 Foundations of Fluid Mechanics 5 2 C ACM 30210 Foundations of Quantum Mechanics 5 2 C ACM 30220 Partial Differential Equations 5 1 C MATH 30040 Functions of One Complex Variable 5 1 PC MATH 20300 Linear Algebra 2 5 1 PC MATH 20310 Groups, Rings and Fields 5 2 PC STAT 20110 Probability Theory 5 1 O MATH 30090 Metric Spaces 5 1 O MST 30030 Financial Mathematics 5 1 O MATH 40310 Functional Analysis 5 2 O MATH40370 Differential Geometry 5 2 O PHYC 30010 Thermo & Stat Physics 5 1 O PHYC 30070 Electromagnetism 5 2 O PHYC 30080 Optics & Lasers 5 2 O STAT 30010 Time Series Analysis 5 1 O STAT 40380 Bayesian Analysis 5 2

76 Mathematics (Single Major) Students take 6 core modules and 15 credits from the list of options. Electives may be selected from within the BSc degree programme. Core/Option Code Title Credits Semester C MATH30040 Functions One Complex Variable 5 1 C MATH30130 Number Theory 5 1 C MATH40240 Combinatorics 5 1 C MATH40310 Functional Analysis 5 2 C MATH40010 Ring Theory 10 2 C MATH30090 Metric Spaces 5 1 O ACM30220 Partial Differential Equations 5 1 O ACM40290 Numerical Algorithms 5 1 O MST 30060 Undergraduate Ambassadors Scheme 5 2 O MATH30250 Cryptography: Theory and Practice 5 2 O MATH40370 Differential Geometry 5 2 O STAT20110 Probability Theory 5 1 O STAT30090 Models – Stochastic Models 5 1 Mathematics (Joint Major) Students must take 3 core modules and 1 option module from the list below. Students must take 25 credits of modules in each of their subjects and a further 10 credits as electives. Core/Option Code Title Credits Semester C MATH30040 Functions of One Complex Variable 5 1 C MATH40010 Ring Theory 10 2 C MATH30090 Metric Spaces 5 1 O MATH30130 Number Theory 5 1 O MATH40240 Combinatorics 5 1 O STAT20110 Probability Theory 5 1 O MATH30250 Cryptography: Theory and Practice 5 2 O MATH 40310 Functional Analysis 5 2 O MATH40370 Differential Geometry 5 2 O MST30060 Undergraduate Ambassadors Scheme 5 2 Mathematical Science Students take 6 core modules and 20 credits worth of options with at least one module from List A, at least one module from list B and at least one module from List C. To complete a degree in Mathematical Sciences, students must take ACM20060 in Stage 3 if they have not taken ACM20020 in Stage 2. Core/Option Code Title Credits Semester Core C ACM30020 Advanced Mathematical Methods 5 1 C ACM30220 Partial Differential Equations 5 1 C MATH30090 Metric Spaces 5 1 C MATH30040 Functions of One Complex Variable 5 1 C STAT30010 Time Series Analysis 5 1 C STAT40150 Mutivariate Analysis 5 2 PC ACM 20060 Oscillations and Mech Systems 5 2 List A Students should select at least one module from List A

77 O MATH30130 Number Theory 5 1 O MATH30250 Cryptography: Theory and Practice 5 2 O MATH40010 Ring Theory 10 2 O MATH40240 Combinatorics 5 1 O MATH40310 Functional Analysis 5 2 O MATH40370 Differential Geometry 5 2 List B Students should select at least one module from list B. O STAT30020 Survey Sampling 5 1 O STAT30090 Models – Stochastic Models 5 1 O STAT30270 Statistical Data Mining 5 2 O STAT40380 Bayesian Analysis 5 2 O STAT40110 Design of Experiments 5 2 List C Students should select at least one module from List C. O ACM30010 Analytic Mechanics 5 1 O ACM30190 Dynamical Systems 5 2 O ACM30200 Foundations of Fluid Mechanics 5 2 O ACM30210 Foundations of Quantum Mechanics 5 2 Recommended Modules O COMP10010 Introduction to Programming I 5 1 O COMP10020 Introduction to Programming II 5 2 Statistics (Single Major) Students must take 8 core modules, 2 options and a further 10 credits as electives. Core/Option Code Title Credits Semester C ACM20030 Computational Science 5 2 C MST20050 Linear Algebra II 5 2 C STAT30080 Models –Survival 5 1 C STAT30010 Time Series 5 1 C STAT30020 Survey Sampling 5 1 C STAT30270 Statistical Data Mining 5 2 C STAT40110 Design of Experiments 5 2 C STAT40380 Bayesian Analysis 5 2 O ACM20150 Vector Integral and Differential Calculus 5 1 O ACM30190 Dynamical Systems 5 2 O COMP20010 Data Structures & Algorithms I 5 1 O FIN30150 Financial Economics I 5 1 O FIN30160 Financial Economics II 5 2 O MATH20310 Groups, Rings and Fields 5 2 O MATH30040 Functions of One Complex Variable 5 1 O MATH30250 Cryptography: Theory and Practice 5 2 O MATH30090 Metric Spaces 5 1

78 Statistics (Joint Major) Students take 5 core modules. Students take 25 credits in each of their two majors and a further 10 credits as electives. Core/Option Code Title Credits Semester C STAT30080 Models – Survival 5 1 C STAT30010 Time Series 5 1 C STAT30270 Statistical Data Mining 5 2 C STAT40380 Bayesian Analysis 5 2 C STAT40110 Design of Experiments 5 2 O ACM20030 Computational Science 5 2 O ACM20150 Vector Integral and Differential Calculus 5 1 O FIN30150 Financial Economics I 5 1 O ACM30190 Dynamical Systems 5 2 O COMP20010 Data Structures & Algorithms 5 1 O MATH20130 Fund. of Actuarial Mathematics I 5 1 O STAT30020 Survey Sampling 5 1 O FIN30160 Financial Economics II 5 2 O MATH30250 Cryptography: Theory and Practice 5 2 O MATH30090 Metric Spaces 5 1 BACHELOROF ACTUARIALANDFINANCIALSTUDIES Students take 5 core modules and 1 elective in Semester 1 and a 30 credit work experience core module in Semester 2. STAT10010 may NOT be taken as an elective.

Students might consider selecting their Semester 1 elective from the following modules: ACC20010; ECON30150; FIN30030; FIN30170. Core/Option Code Title Credits Semester C FIN30170 Advanced Corporate Finance 5 1 C MIS30080 Information Management for Actuaries 5 1 C STAT30010 Time Series Analysis 5 1 C STAT30080 Models – Survival Models 5 1 C STAT30090 Models – Stochastic Models with Actuarial Applications 5 1 C STAT30150 BAFS Professional Work Placement 30 2 Recommended Modules ACC20010 Financial Accounting 2 5 1 FIN30030 International Financial Management 5 1

79 BSC ARCHAEOLOGY & GEOLOGY Students take 7 core modules and 1 Archaeology option module and 2 Geology option modules. Students must select at least one module from Set A. ARCH30130 Archaeological Work Placement has a prerequisite of ARCH20100 Archaeological Fieldwork. Core/Option Code Title Credits Semester C ARCH30110 Geoarchaeology 5 1 C ARCH30200 Geoarchaeology fieldwork 5 1 C ARCH30510 Heritage Management 5 1 C ARCH30520 Archaeology and the Public 5 2 C GEOL20100 Environmental Geochemistry 5 1 C GEOL30040 Sedimentology & Volcanology 5 1 C GEOL30090 Earth Resources & Applied Geology 5 2 Set A O ARCH30500 Experiment Arch and Ancient Tech 5 1 O ARCH20200 Stone Age & Megalithic Europe 5 1 O ARCH20530 Christian Islamic Viking Europe 5 1 O ARCH30130 Archaeological Work Placement 5 1 O ARCH30170 Combat Archaeology 5 1 O ARCH30550 Archaeology of Minoan Crete 5 1 O ARCH30570 Death in Prehistory 5 1 O ARCH20540 Celtic & Mediterranean Europe 5 2 O ARCH20550 The Evolution of Humans 5 2 O ARCH30580 People and their Environments 5 2 O ARCH30530 Early Medieval Europe 5 2 O ARCH30540 Wetland Archeology 5 2 O ARCH30340 Human Osteology 5 2 O ARCH30560 Adoption of Agriculture 5 2 Set B O GEOL20110 Global Environmental Change 5 2 O GEOL30010 Palaeobiology 5 1 O GEOL30100 Structural & Petroleum Geology 5 2 O GEOL30240 Igneous Petrology 5 1 BSC COMPUTER SCIENCE Students take 10 core modules Core/Option Code Title Credits Semester C COMP30010 Foundations of Computing 5 1 C COMP30040 Networks and Internet Systems 5 1 C COMP30060 Program Construction I 5 1 C COMP30070 Object-Oriented Programming 5 1 C COMP30020 Computer Graphics I 5 2 C COMP30050 Software Engineering Project 3 5 2 C COMP30080 Processor Design 5 2 C COMP30330 Compiler Construction 5 2 C MATH20150 Graphs & Networks 5 1 C MATH30250 Cryptography: Theory and Practice 5 2 Recommended Modules

80 COMP20090 Introduction to Cognitive Science 5 2 COMP20130 Introduction to Computer Forensics 5 2 COMP30030 Introduction to AI 5 1 COMP20140 Introduction to Project Management 5 2 COMP30390 Enterprise, Innovation & Entrepreneurship 5 1

81 SCIENCE STAGE 4 SCIENCE (DN200) BACHELOR OF ACTUARIAL AND FINANCIAL STUDIES (DN230) COMPUTER SCIENCE (DN201)

82 REGULATIONSFORSTAGE 4 SCIENCE STUDENTS UCD Registry will be informed of your designated subject area and you will be automatically enrolled to the core modules. The number of core modules can vary from subject to subject. You will then need to select the appropriate optional modules required for your major(s). It is your responsibility to ensure that you are correctly registered. Stage 4 students should contact their School Office for details of timetables, research projects etc. as local arrangements are in place in each School.

Degree Classification The BSc Programme Examination Board will classify the overall award to each graduate of an honours bachelors degree programme based on a degree GPA, for Stage 4 students this is calculated based on 30% for Stage 3 and 70% for Stage 4. Honours will be awarded in Honours Bachelor degrees using the following classes of Honours:- First Class Honours, Second Class Honours Grade 1 and Second Class Honours Grade 2. The decision of the Programme Board on the award of Honours will be based on the relevant GPA according to the following scheme:- GPA Award 3.68 or greater First Class Honours From 3.08 to 3.67 inclusive Second Class Honours Grade 1 From 2.48 to 3.07 inclusive Second Class Honours Grade 2 From 2.00 to 2.47 inclusive Pass Note: Degree GPA Calculation for Students entering DN 200 from September 2011 Students who entered Stage 1 of the BSc degree programme from September 2011 onwards will have their degree GPA calculated on the basis of their performance in the final and penultimate stages of the programme. For a four year programme, this means that your final degree GPA will be calculated on Stages 3 and 4 and for a three year programme (BSc (General Science) and BSc (Archaeology & Geology)) on Stages 2 and 3. The award will be based 70% on your final stage and 30% on your penultimate stage. If a student returns to a repeat attempt at a stage from 2012-13, e.g. in Stage 2, then their degree award will be calculated under the new regulations (70:30).

In the BAFS programme the final degree GPA is also calculated on the GPAs of the final and penultimate stages of the programme (unweighted) and based on modules, including elective modules, that the student completes and passes to satisfy the credit requirements of these stages.

83 SYLLABUS FOR STAGE 4 SUBJECTSINSCIENCE The information given below, while final at the time of printing, should only be used as a guide and not as an official statement of this curriculum. Further information on the programme curriculum, as well as detailed module information, can be found at www.ucd.ie/students/course_search.htm Full details for the modules listed below can be found at www.ucd.ie/students/course_search.htm Applied & Computational Mathematics (Single Major) Students take 7 core modules and 5 options. Core/Option Code Title Credits Semester C ACM40010 Electrodynamics & Gauge Theory 5 1 C ACM40070 Environmental Fluids 5 2 C ACM40080 Advanced Computational Science 5 2 C ACM40090 Differential Geometry 5 1 C ACM40690 Survey of App and Comp Math 5 2 C ACM40750 Gen relativity & Black Holes 5 1 C STAT30090 Models – Stochastic Models 5 1 O ACM40680 Research Project 5 1 O ACM40050 Relativistic Quantum Mechanics 5 2 O MATH30090 Metric Spaces 5 1 O MATH40310 Functional Analysis 5 2 O MATH40370 Differential Geometry 5 2 O PHYC40080 High Energy Particle Physics 5 1 O PHYC40250 Condensed Matter Physics 5 1 O PHYC40470 Computational Biophysics 5 1 O PHYC40650 Advanced Statistical Physics 5 1 O PHYC40360 Theoretical Astrophysics 5 2 O PHYC40200 Q.Theory of Condensed Matter 5 2 O STAT30010 Time Series Analysis 5 1 O STAT40380 Bayesian Analysis 5 2 O STAT40400 Monte Carlo Inference 5 1 Applied & Computational Mathematics (Single Major) Students take four core modules. Students may take two options from the ACM option list below or from the option list for the other subject in the Joint Major.

Core/Option Code Title Credits Semester C ACM40010 Electrodynamics & Guage Theory 5 1 C ACM40090 Differential Geometry 5 1 C ACM40080 Advanced Computational Science 5 2 C ACM40690 Survey of Appl. & Computational Math. 5 2 O ACM40680 Research Project 5 1 O ACM30190 Dynamical Systems 5 2 O ACM40050 Relativistic Quantum Mechanics 5 2 O ACM40070 Environmental Fluids 5 2 O PHYC40080 High Energy Particle Physics 5 1 O PHYC40360 Theoretical Astrophysics 5 2 O PHYC40120 General Relativity & Cosmology 5 2 O STAT30090 Models – Stochastic Models 5 1

84 Biochemistry & Molecular Biology Students take 5 core modules and 1 module from Set A. Students taking BIOC40090 (20 cr) select 3 modules from Set B. Students taking BMOL40100 (15 cr) select 4 modules from Set B. Core/Option Code Title Credits Semester C BIOC40030 Advanced Cell Signalling 5 2 C BIOC40040 Biological NMR 5 1 C BIOC40060 Advanced Neurochemistry 5 2 C BIOC40070 Protein Structure & Analysis 5 2 C BIOC40080 Biochemical Research Strategies 5 1 Set A O BIOC40090 Biochemistry Research Project 20 Y O BMOL40100 Biomolecular Science Research Project 15 Y Set B O BIOC40210 Innovation Skills for Biologists 5 1 O BIOC40220 Hot Topics in Biochemistry 5 2 O BMOL40040 Cell growth & Differentiation 5 2 O BMOL40050 Advanced Pharmacology of Cancer 5 2 O GENE40030 Gene Regulation 5 2 O GENE40040 Model Organism Genetics 5 2 O GENE40050 Genetics, Disease & Behaviour 5 2 O MICR40040 Microbial Pathogenicity 5 2 O MICR40070 Enzyme Technology and Protein Eng 5 2 O MICR40090 Systems Biology of Micro-organisms 5 2 O NEUR40010 Molecular Neuroimmunology 5 2 O NEUR40080 Neurodegeneration 5 1 O PHAR40040 Emerging Therapies 5 2 O PHAR40050 Drug Discovery & Development 5 2 Cell & Molecular Biology Students take 2 core modules and 8 options. Core/Option Code Title Credits Semester C BIOL40010 Core Skills for Research 5 1 C BIOL40030 Research Project 15 Y O BMOL40040 Cell growth & differentiation & death 5 2 O CELB40020 Developmental Plant Genetics 5 1 O CELB40030 Programmed Cell Death in Plants 5 2 O CELB40040 Cell Signalling in Plants 5 2 O CELB40060 Membrane Trafficking 5 1 O CELB40070 Cellular Architecture 5 1 O CNWY40120 Advanced Biological Imaging 5 1 O GENE40010 Epigenetics 5 1 O GENE40030 Gene Regulation 5 2 O GENE40040 Model organism genetics 5 2 O GENE40050 Genetics, Disease & Behaviour 5 2 O ZOOL40040 Molecular Phylogenetics 5 1 O ZOOL40300 Epithelial Transport in Animal Physiology 5 1

85 Cell & Molecular Biology (Joint Major) Students must take 30 credits of modules from within the Cell & Molecular Biology programme. These 30 credits must include one core. C BIOL40040 Joint Major Research Project 10 Y O BIOL40010 Core Skills for Research 5 1 O CELB40060 Membrane Trafficking 5 1 O CELB40070 Cellular Architecture 5 1 O ZOOL40300 Epithelial Transport 5 1 O BMOL40040 Cell growth & differentation 5 2 Chemistry Students take 7 core modules and 2 options. Core/Option Code Title Credits Semester C CHEM40030 Research Project 20 Y C CHEM40060 Methods in Organic Synthesis 5 2 C CHEM40080 Reactivity & Change 5 2 C CHEM40090 Methods in Organic Synthesis 2 5 2 C CHEM40110 Advanced Inorganic Chemistry 5 1 C CHEM40730 Advanced Kinetics & Thermo. 5 2 C CHEM40740 Electrochemistry 5 1 O CHEM40050 Metals in Biology 5 1 O CHEM40140 Modern Methods & Catalysis 5 2 O CHEM40290 Special topics in Chemical Biology 5 2 O CHEM40870 Nanomaterials Chemistry 5 2 Chemistry (Joint Major) STUDENTS MUST CONSULT WITH THE STAGE 4 CO-ORDINATOR IN THE SCHOOL OF CHEMISTRY & CHEMICAL BIOLOGY BEFORE CHOOSING THESE MODULES. FAILURE TO DO SO MAY RENDER YOUR MODULE CHOICES AND REGISTRATION INVALID.

Students take 30 credits of modules. Students select at least 5 options from the list below. Core/Option Code Title Credits Semester O CHEM40040 Research Project 10 Y O CHEM40050 Metals in Biology 5 1 O CHEM40060 Methods in Organic Synthesis 5 2 O CHEM40080 Reactivity and Change 5 2 O CHEM40090 Methods in Organic Synthesis 5 1 O CHEM40110 Advanced Inorganic Chemistry 5 1 O CHEM40140 Modern Methods & Catalysis 5 2 O CHEM40290 Special Topics in Chemical Biology 5 2 O CHEM40730 Advanced Kinetics & Thermo. 5 2 O CHEM40740 Electrochemistry 5 1

86 Environmental Biology Students take 2 core modules and 8 options. Core/Option Code Title Credits Semester C BIOL40010 Core Skills for Research 5 1 C BIOL40030 Research Project 15 Y O AESC30080 Agri-Env. Issues & Policy 5 1 O BOTN40040 Ecological Significance of Different Photosynthetic Pathways 5 1 O BOTN40180 Plant Atmosphere Climate Interactions 5 1 O BOTN40190 Plants & Stress 5 2 O ENVB40020 Marine Community Ecology 5 2 O ENVB40030 Bioassessment of Freshwaters 5 1 O ENVB40040 Environmental Impact Assessment 5 1 O ENVB40050 Ecological & Environmental Microbiology II 5 2 O ENVB40290 Ecological Modelling 5 2 O ENVB40310 Peatlands & Environmental Change 5 1 O MICR40040 Microbial Pathogenicity 5 2 O MICR40050 Foodborne Pathogens 5 2 O ZOOL40010 Biodiversity 5 1 O ZOOL40030 Insect-Plant Interactions 5 2 O ZOOL40280 Biological Invasions 5 2 Genetics Students take 6 core modules and 1 module from Set A. Students taking GENE40060 (20 cr) select 2 modules from Set B. Students taking BMOL40100 (15 cr) select 3 modules from Set B. Students taking BMOL40100 should select four modules from Set B. Students taking GENE40060 should take three modules from Set B.

Core/Option Code Title Credits Semester C GENE40010 Epigenetics 5 1 C GENE40030 Gene Regulation 5 2 C GENE40040 Model Organism Genetics 5 2 C GENE40050 Genetics, Disease & Behaviour 5 2 C MICR40090 Systems Microbiology 5 2 C GENE40070 Genetics Basis of Behaviour 5 2 Set A O GENE40060 Genetics Research Project 20 Y O BMOL40100 Biomolecular Science Research Project 15 Y Set B O BIOC40030 Advanced Cell Signalling 5 2 O BIOC40210 Innovation Skill for Biologists 5 1 O BIOC40220 Hot Topics in Biochemistry 5 2 O BMOL40040 Cell Growth & Differentiation 5 2 O BMOL40050 Advanced Pharmacology of Cancer 5 2 O CELB40020 Developmental Plant Genetics 5 1 O NEUR40080 Neurodegeneration 5 1 O PHAR40040 Emerging Therapies 5 2 O ZOOL40040 Molecular Phylogenetics 5 1

87 Geology Students take 8 core modules. Core/Option Code Title Credits Semester C GEOL40290 Basin Analysis 10 1 C GEOL40230 Palaeontology & Stratigraphy 5 2 C GEOL40240 Palaeobiology 5 2 C GEOL40260 Mapwork & Orogenic Belts 5 Y C GEOL40220 Field Work (Stage 4) 5 Y C GEOL40170 Field Mapping Research Project 15 Y C GEOL40180 Geosynthesis 5 Y C GEOL40280 Petrology & Ore Geology 10 Y Mathematics Students take 5 core modules and 30 credits (6 modules) from the list of options. Core/Option Code Title Credits Semester C MATH30130 Number Theory 5 1 C MATH40240 Combinatorics 5 1 C MATH40010 Ring Theory 10 1 C MATH40310 Functional Analysis 5 2 C MATH40370 Differential Geometry 5 2 O ACM30020 Advanced Mathematical Methods 5 1 O ACM30220 Partial Differential Equations 5 1 O ACM40090 Differential Geometry 5 1 O ACM40290 Numerical Algorithms 5 1 O ACM30190 Dynamical Systems 5 2 O MST30020 History of Mathematics 5 1 O MST30030 Financial Mathematics 5 1 O MST30060 Undergrad. Ambassadors Scheme 5 2 O MATH30250 Cryptography: Theory & Practice 5 2 O MATH40450 Undergraduate Research Project 5 2 O STAT30090 Stochastic Models 5 1 Mathematics (Joint Major) Students take two core modules and at least 15 credits from the option list below. Core/Option Code Title Credits Semester C MATH40010 Ring Theory 10 2 C MATH40310 Functional Analysis 5 2 O MATH30130 Number Theory 5 1 O MATH40240 Combinatorics 5 1 O MATH30250 Cryptography: Theory & Practice 5 2 O MATH40370 Differential Geometry 5 2 O MST30060 Undergraduate Ambassadors Scheme 5 2

88 Mathematical Science Students take six core modules and at least 30 credits of options. Core/Option Code Title Credits Semester C ACM40090 Differential Geometry 5 1 C ACM40080 Advanced Computational Science 5 2 C MATH30130 Number Theory 5 1 C MATH40310 Functional Analysis 5 2 C STAT40400 Monte Carlo Inference 5 1 C STAT40510 Applied Statistical Modelling 5 2 O ACM30010 Analytic Mechanics 5 1 O ACM30190 Dynamical Systems 5 2 O ACM30200 Foundations of Fluid Mechanics 5 2 O ACM30210 Found. Of Quantum Mechanics 5 2 O ACM40010 Electrodynamics & Gauge Theory 5 1 O ACM40050 Relativistic Quantum Mechanics 5 2 O ACM40070 Environmental Fluids 5 2 O ACM40680 Research Project 5 1 O ACM40690 Survey of Appl. & Computational Math 5 2 O MATH30250 Cryptography: Theory & Practice 5 2 O MATH40010 Ring Theory 5 2 O MATH40240 Combinatorics 5 1 O MATH40370 Differential Geometry 5 2 O MATH40450 Undergraduate Research Project 5 2 O MST30020 History of Mathematics 5 1 O MST30030 Financial Mathematics 5 1 O MST30060 Undergraduate Ambassadors Scheme 5 2 O STAT30010 Time Series Analysis 5 1 O STAT30020 Survey Sampling 5 1 O STAT30080 Models – Survival 5 1 O STAT30270 Statistical Data Mining 5 2 O STAT40020 Actuarial Statistics I 5 1 O STAT40070 Actuarial Statistics II 5 2 O STAT40110 Design of Experiments 5 2 O STAT40380 Bayesian Analysis 5 2 O STAT40620 Data Programming 5 1 Medicinal Chemistry & Chemical Biology Students take 60 credits of modules (core and options) from within the BSc programme. Students take the research project and four core modules (40 credits) and four options (20 credits) Core/Option Code Title Credits Semester C CHEM40030 Research Project 20 Y C CHEM40050 Metals in Biology 5 1 C CHEM40060 Methods in Organic Synthesis 5 1 C CHEM40090 Methods in Organic Syn. 2 5 2 C CHEM40290 Special topics in Chemical Biology 5 2

89 O BIOC40040 Biological NMR 5 1 O BIOC40070 Protein Structure & Engineering 5 2 O BMOL40050 Adv. Pharmacology of Cancer 5 2 O CHEM40080 Reactivity & Change 5 2 O CHEM40140 Modern Methods & Catalysis 5 2 O CHEM40870 Nanomaterials Chemistry 5 2 O PHAR40040 Emerging Therapies 5 2 O PHAR40050 Drug Discovery & Development I 5 2 O PHAR40160 Drug Discovery & Development II 5 2 Microbiology Students take 9 core modules. Core/Option Code Title Credits Semester C ENVB40050 Ecological & Environmental Microbiology 5 2 C MEMI40010 Host Defense Mech. In Health 5 2 C MICR40030 Microbiology Research Project 20 Y C MICR40040 Microbial Pathogenicity 5 2 C MICR40050 Foodborne Pathogens 5 2 C MICR40060 Bioprocessing 5 2 C MICR40070 Enzyme Technology & Protein Engineering 5 2 C MICR40080 Natural Product Synthesis 5 2 C MICR40090 Systems Microbiology 5 2 Neuroscience Students take a minimum of 60 credits of modules (core and options) from within the BSc programme. Students take six core modules and one module from Set A. Students taking NEUR40060 select two modules from Set B. Students taking BMOL40100 select three modules from Set B. Core/Option Code Title Credits Semester C BIOC40060 Advanced Neurochemistry 5 2 C NEUR40010 Molecular Neuroimmunology (UG) 5 2 C NEUR40020 Synaptic plasticity 5 1 C NEUR40030 Synaptic signalling 5 2 C NEUR40070 Advanced topics in neural dev. 5 2 C PHAR40070 Adv. Neuropharmacology 5 1 Set A O NEUR40060 Neuroscience Research Project 20 Y O BMOL40100 Biomolecular Science Research Project 15 Y Set B O BIOC40030 Advanced Cell Signalling 5 2 O BIOC40210 Innovations Skills for Biologists 5 1 O BIOC40220 Hot Topics in Biochemistry 5 2 O BMOL40040 Cell growth & differentiation 5 2 O GENE40030 Gene Regulation 5 2 O GENE40050 Genetics, Disease & Behaviour 5 2 O NEUR40080 Neurodegeneration 5 1 O PHAR40040 Emerging Therapies 5 2 O PHAR40050 Drug Discovery and Development I 5 2

90 O PHYS30180 Animal Models in Physiological Research 5 2 O PHYS30230 Autonomic Nervous System 5 1 Pharmacology Students take a total of 60 credits of modules (cores and options) from within the BSc programme. Students take seven core modules and one module from Set A. Students taking PHAR40020 select one module from Set B. Students taking BMOL40100 select two modules from Set B. Core/Option Code Title Credits Semester C BMOL40050 Adv. Pharmacology of Cancer 5 2 C GENE40030 Gene Regulation 5 2 C PHAR40030 Adv. Cardiovascular Pharmacology 5 2 C PHAR40040 Emerging Therapies 5 2 C PHAR40050 Drug Discovery & Development I 5 2 C PHAR40060 Advanced Renal Pharmacology 5 2 C PHAR40070 Advanced Neuropharmacology 5 1 Set A O PHAR40020 Pharmacology Research Project 20 Y O BMOL40100 Biomolecular Science Research Project 15 Y Set B O BIOC40030 Advanced Cell Signalling 5 2 O BIOC40060 Advanced Neurochemistry 5 2 O BIOC40210 Innovation Skills for Biologists 5 1 O BIOC40220 Hot Topics in Biochemistry 5 2 O BMOL40040 Cell Growth, Differentiation & Death 5 2 O GENE40050 Human Genetics & Disease 5 2 O MICR40040 Microbial Pathogenicity 5 2 O NEUR40030 Synaptic Signalling 5 2 O NEUR40080 Neurproteinopathies 5 1 O PHAR40160 Drug Discovery & Development II 5 2 Physics Students take 5 core (40 credits) and 4 options (20 credits). Core/Option Code Title Credits Semester C PHYC40010 Advanced Quantum Mechanics 5 2 C PHYC40020 Applied Quantum Mechanics 5 1 C PHYC40080 High Energy Particle Physics 5 1 C PHYC40250 Condensed Matter Physics 5 1 C PHYC40370 Advanced Laboratory II 20 Y O ACM40090 Differential Geometry 5 1 O ACM40750 General Relativity & Black Holes 5 1 O PHYC30100 Stellar Astrophysics 5 1 O PHYC40030 Galaxies & Obs. Cosmology 5 1 O PHYC40110 Medical Physics 5 2 O PHYC40120 General Relativity & Cosmology 5 2 O PHYC40200 Q. Theory of Condensed Matter 5 2 O PHYC40210 Applied Optics 5 2 O PHYC40360 Theoretical Astrophysics 5 2 O PHYC40470 Computational Biophysics 5 2 O PHYC40650 Advanced Statistical Physics 5 1 O PHYC40800 Quantum Field Theory 5 1

91 Physics (Joint Major) Students must take 30 credits of Physics modules and 30 credits in another subject. Students take four core modules and one option. Module choice must be made in consultation with the School of Physics. Core/Option Code Title Credits Semester C PHYC40020 Applied Quantum Mechanics 5 1 C PHYC30080 Optics & Lasers 5 2 C PHYC30090 Nuclear Physics 5 2 C PHYC40380 Advanced Laboratory II (Joint) 10 Y O PHYC30020 Classical Mechanics + Relativity 5 1 O PHYC30100 Stellar Astrophysics 5 1 O PHYC40010 Advanced Quantum Mechanics 5 2 O PHYC40030 Galaxies & Obs. Cosmology 5 1 O PHYC40080 High Energy Particle Physics 5 1 O PHYC40110 Medical Physics 5 2 O PHYC40210 Applied Optics 5 2 O PHYC40250 Condensed Matter Physics 5 1 O PHYC40360 Theoretical Astrophysics 5 2 O PHYC40470 Computational Biophysics 5 2 O PHYC40650 Advanced Statistical Physics 5 1 O PHYC40200 Q. Theory of Condensed Matter 5 2 Physics with Astronomy & Space Science Students must take 60 credits of Physics modules. Students take 7 specified core (45 credits) and 3 options including either Space Mission Design or Astronomy Field Trip. Please select either PHYC40610 or PHYC40620. Students must take two options from the following list (Set B) Core/Option Code Title Credits Semester C PHYC30080 Optics & Lasers 5 2 C PHYC40010 Advanced Quantum Mechanics 5 2 C PHYC40020 Applied Quantum Mechanics 5 1 C PHYC40030 Galaxies & Obs. Cosmology 5 1 C PHYC40080 High Energy Particle Physics 5 1 C PHYC40250 Condensed Matter Physics 5 1 C PHYC40600 Astronomy & Astrophysics Lab II 15 15 Set A O PHYC40610 Space Mission Design 5 2 O PHYC40620 Astronomy Field Trip 5 2 Set B O ACM40090 Differential Geometry 5 1 O ACM40750 General Relativity & Black Holes 5 1 O PHYC40110 Medical Physics 5 2 O PHYC40120 General Relativity & Cosmology 5 2 O PHYC40200 Q. Theory of Condensed Matter 5 2 O PHYC40210 Applied Optics 5 2 O PHYC40360 Theoretical Astrophysics 5 2 O PHYC40470 Computational biophysics 5 1 O PHYC40650 Advanced Statistical Physics 5 1 O PHYC40800 Quantum Field Theory 5 1

92 Physiology Students take 8 core modules and 1 option module. Core/Option Code Title Credits Semester C PHYS30070 Gastrointestinal Physiology 5 1 C PHYS30110 Adaptation to hypoxia 5 1 C PHYS30160 Control of Vascular Resistance 5 1 C PHYS30180 Integrated Animal Physiology 5 2 C PHYS30200 Physiology at the Extremes 5 1 C PHYS30230 Autonomic Nervous System 5 1 C PHYS40060 Physiology Research Project 20 2 C PHYS30250 Haemostatis & Thrombosis 5 2 O BIOC30030 Biochemist’s Toolkit 5 2 O BMOL30020 Molecular Basis of Disease 5 2 O BMOL30030 Regulation of Gene Expression 5 1 O GENE30030 Genetic Basis of Disease 5 2 O GENE40030 Gene Regulation 5 2 O NEUR40020 Synaptic Plasticity 5 1 O NEUR40030 Synaptic Signalling 5 2 O MEIN30240 Bioinformatics 5 1 O ANAT20010 Anatomy III 5 2 O BIOC40130 Medical Device Technology 5 2 _ _ Plant Biology Students take two core modules and eight option modules Core/Option Code Title Credits Semester C BIOL40010 Core Skills for Research 5 1 C BIOL40030 Research Project 15 Y O BOTN40040 Ecological Significance of Different Photosynthetic Pathways 5 1 O BOTN40180 Plant-Atm. Climate Interactions 5 1 O BOTN40190 Plants and Stress 5 2 O BOTN40240 Future Crops and Food Security 5 2 O CELB40020 Developmental Plant Genetics 5 1 O CELB40030 Programmed Cell Death in Plant 5 2 O CELB40040 Cell Signalling in Plants 5 2 O ENVB40040 Environmental Impact Assessment 5 1 O ENVB40050 Ecol. and Env. Microbiology II 5 2 O ENVB40290 Ecological Modelling 5 2 O ENVB40310 Peatlands and Env. Change 5 1 O ZOOL40030 Insect-Plant Interactions 5 2 O ZOOL40040 Molecular Phylogenetics 5 1 O ZOOL40280 Biological Invasions 5 2

93 _ _ Plant Biology (Joint Major) Students must take a total of 30 credits from within the BSc in Plant Biology programme. Students take one core module and four option modules. Core/Option Code Title Credits Semester C BIOL40040 Joint Major Research Project 10 Y O BIOL40010 Core Skills for Research 5 1 O BOTN 40240 Future Crops and Food Security 5 2 O BOTN40040 Ecological Significance of Different Photosynthetic Pathways 5 1 O BOTN40180 Plant-Atm. Climate Interactions 5 1 O BOTN40190 Plants and Stress 5 2 O CELB40020 Developmental Plant Genetics 5 1 O CELB40030 Programmed Cell Death in Plant 5 2 O CELB40040 Cell Signalling in Plants 5 2 O ENVB40040 Environmental Impact Assessment 5 1 O ENVB40050 Ecol. and Env. Microbiology II 5 2 O ENVB40290 Ecological Modelling 5 2 O ENVB40310 Peatlands and Env. Change 5 1 O ZOOL40030 Insect-Plant Interactions 5 2 O ZOOL40040 Molecular Phylogenetics 5 1 O ZOOL40280 Biological Invasions 5 2 Statistics (Single Major) Students take 9 core modules and 3 options. Core/Option Code Title Credits Semester C STAT30080 Models – survival 5 1 C STAT40400 Monte Carlo Inference 5 1 C STAT30020 Survey Sampling 5 1 C STAT40020 Actuarial Statistics I 5 1 C STAT40620 Data Programming 5 1 C STAT40150 Multivariate Analysis 5 2 C STAT40510 Applied Statistical Modelling 5 2 C STAT40070 Actuarial Statistics II 5 2 C STAT40110 Design of Experiments 5 2 O ACM20030 Computational Science 5 2 O ACM30020 Advanced Mathematical Methods 5 1 O FIN30150 Financial Economics I 5 1 O FIN30160 Financial Economics II 5 2 O MATH20310 Groups, Rings & Fields 5 2 O MATH30040 Functions One Complex Variable 5 1 O MATH30090 Metric Spaces 5 1 O MATH30250 Cryptography: Theory & Practice 5 2

94 Statistics (Joint Major) Students take 4 core modules and 2 options Core/Option Code Title Credits Semester C STAT30090 Models – Stochastic Models 5 1 C STAT40150 Multivariate Analysis 5 2 C STAT40400 Monte Carlo Interference 5 1 C STAT40510 App. Statistical Modelling 5 2 O ACM20030 Computational Science 5 2 O STAT30020 Survey Sampling 5 1 O STAT30080 Models - Survivals 5 1 O STAT40020 Actuarial Statistics I 5 1 O STAT40070 Actuarial Statistics II 5 2 O STAT40110 Design of Experiments 5 2 O STAT40620 Data Programming 5 1 Theoretical Physics Students take 3 core modules and 9 options. Students take a minimum of 7 modules from Set A and a maximum of 2 modules from Set B. Students must take a total of 45 credits in options. Core/Option Code Title Credits Semester C PHYC30090 Nuclear Physics 5 2 C PHYC40020 Applied Quantum Mechanics 5 1 C PHYC40260 Projects in Theoretical Physics 5 Y Set A O ACM30020 Advanced Mathematical Methods 5 1 O ACM30190 Dynamical Systems 5 2 O ACM40010 Electrodynamics & Gauge Theory 5 1 O ACM40050 Relativistic Quantum Mechanics 5 2 O ACM40070 Environmental Fluids 5 2 O ACM40080 Advanced Computational Science 5 1 O ACM40090 Differential Geometry 5 1 O ACM40690 Survey of Appl. & Comp. Maths 5 2 O ACM40750 General Relativity & Black Holes 5 1 O PHYC30100 Stellar Astrophysics 5 1 O PHYC40010 Advanced Quantum Mechanics 5 2 O PHYC40030 Galaxies & Obs. Cosmology 5 1 O PHYC40080 High Energy Particle Physics 5 1 O PHYC40120 General Relativity & Cosmology 5 2 O PHYC40200 Q. Theory of Condensed Matter 5 2 O PHYC40250 Condensed Matter Physics 5 1 O PHYC40360 Theoretical Astrophysics 5 2 O PHYC40470 Computational Biophysics 5 2 O PHYC40650 Advanced Statistical Physics 5 1 O PHYC40800 Quantum Field Theory 5 1 Set B O PHYC40110 Medical Physics 5 2 O PHYC40210 Applied Optics 5 2 O PHYC40330 Advanced Laboratory for TP III 5 Y O PHYC40690 Advanced Laboratory Physics 5 Y

95 Zoology Students take 2 core modules and 8 options, with at least 2 options from Set A and 5 options from Set B. Core/Option Code Title Credits Semester C BIOL40010 Core Skills for Research 5 1 C BIOL40030 Research Project 15 Y Set A O ENVB40040 Environmental Impact Assessment 5 1 O ZOOL40010 Biodiversity 5 1 O ZOOL40040 Molecular Phylogenetics 5 1 Set B O ENVB40020 Marine Community Ecology 5 2 O ENVB40030 Bioassessment of Freshwaters 5 1 O ENVB40290 Introduction to Ecological Modelling 5 2 O GENE40010 Epigenetics 5 1 O ZOOL40020 Evolution of Humans 5 2 O ZOOL40030 Insect-Plant Interactions 5 2 O ZOOL40280 Biological Invasions 5 2 O ZOOL40300 Epithelial Transport 5 1 Zoology (Joint Major) Students take 1 core and 4 options. Core/Option Code Title Credits Semester C ZOOL40310 Joint Major Research Project 10 Y O ENVB40020 Marine Community Ecology 5 2 O ZOOL40010 Biodiversity 5 1 O ZOOL40020 Evolution of Humans 5 2 O ZOOL40030 Insect-Plant Interactions 5 2 O ZOOL40040 Molecular Phylogenetics 5 1

96 BACHELOROF ACTUARIALANDFINANCIALSTUDIES Students take 10 core modules and at least one option from the list provided. Students may also select 5 credits of electives. Core/Option Code Title Credits Semester C FIN30150 Financial Economics I 5 1 C FIN30160 Financial Economics II 5 2 C STAT40020 Actuarial Statistics 1 5 1 C STAT40060 Act. Maths 1 5 1 C STAT40070 Actuarial Statistics II 5 2 C STAT40100 Act. Maths 2 5 2 C STAT40550 Actuarial Risk Management I 5 1 C STAT40560 Actuarial Risk Management II 5 1 C STAT40570 Actuarial Risk Management III 5 2 C STAT40580 Actuarial Risk Management IV 5 1 O ACC20010 Financial Accounting 2 5 1 O ECON30150 International Monetary Economics 5 2 O ECON30190 Economics of Public Policy 5 1 O FIN30030 Intl. Financial Management 5 1 O FIN30080 Financial Institution Management 5 2 O FIN30190 Behavioural Finance 5 2 O STAT40380 Bayesian Analysis 5 2 O STAT40400 Monte Carlo Inference 5 1 BSc in COMPUTER SCIENCE Students take 1 core modules and 9 options Core/Option Code Title Credits Semester C COMP30170 Computer Science Project 15 Y O COMP30110 Spatial Information Systems 5 1 O COMP30120 Machine Learning 5 1 O COMP30140 Operating Systems II 5 1 O COMP30220 Distributed Systems 5 1 O COMP30250 Parallel and Cluster Computing 5 1 O COMP30260 AI for Games and Puzzels 5 1 O COMP30290 Natural Computing 5 1 O COMP40010 Performance of Computer Systems 5 1 O COMP40370 Data Mining 5 1 O COMP40660 Advances Wireless Networking 5 1 O COMP30190 Program Construction II 5 1 O COMP30230 Connectionist Computing 5 2 O COMP30240 Multi-Agent Systems 5 2 O COMP40600 Multimed Security & Data Hiding 5 2 O COMP40530 Adv Algorithimic Problem Solving 5 1 O COMP40520 Cloud Computing (UG) 5 2 O COMP40540 Game Development 5 2 O COMP30490 Collective Intelligence 5 2

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